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Title: The sun
Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: February 3, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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Vol. 78 No.$35


II No early voting this year


TreeMendous
beautification
Local businesses are invited
to participate in a beautification
contest hosted by the Belle
Glade Chamber of Commerce.
Businesses will show beautifi-
cation improvements to their
structures and landscaping.
Winners will receive a cash
voucher. For more information,
please call 996-2745. If you
need more than one applica-
tion you may download it from
the chamber's Web site at
www.bellegladechamber.com.
FCAT tutoring
The Urban League is host-
ing a Weekend Warriors pro-
gram at the Weed' and Seed
Building, 224 Southwest 5th
Street in Belle Glade. The tutor-
ing program pays special atten-
tion to preparing students for
the FCAT test and-will be held
Saturday, from 10 a.m. to I
p.m. Elementary and middle
school students are invited to
participate. The Weed and
Seed Program also offers par-
enting classes and a youth
mentoring program. For more
information, please contact
Carleen Downing, 996-4220.
Pancake supper
The Church of the Holy
Nativity, 1020 E. Main Street,
Pahokee, will hold a Pancake
Supper from 5-7 p.m., Feb. 3.
Everyone in the community is
invited. Tickets are $5 each and
may be purchased at the print
shop, 137 E. Main St. or at the
door. The dinner includes all
.the .pancakes you can eat plus
sausage, stewed apples, and
beverage. The event will be
held in the parish all at Holy
Nativity.
Glades NAACP meetings.
The Glades Area Branch 5686
of the NAACP meets the sec-
ond Monday of every month at
7 p.m. in the Glades Central
Media Center.
Miracle
Temple Revival
Join the Miracle Temple
Revival with Rev. Carroll Allen
at miracle temple 104 S.W. 16
St. (St. Rd. 715) in Belle Glade,
through Feb. 5 starting at 11
a.m. until 6 p.m. Rev. Carroll
Allen has been in the ministry
for 22 years. He was the pastor
at the Cohutta Church of God in
Georgia for 12 years. He Evan-
gelized internationally for three
years, and is presently pastur-
ing the Ringgold church of God
in Georgia for the past three
years, while he still continues to
evangelize. The Celebration
Singers will be at the Miracle
Temple Revival on Sunday
night. Jimmy Gibbs will be on
Monday night, Glory singers on
Tuesday night, Carol Peaden
sings on Thursday, and L. J.
Margolis on Friday. Pastor
Nichols is the pastor of the
church. Everyone is welcome
to attend.
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
As the March elections of
Belle Glade, South Bay and
Pahokee approach, cities are
faced with deciding whether to
continue the early voting phase
of the elections.
With rising costs associated
with making the process avail-
able to its residents, the local
municipalities are leaning in
favor of canceling early voting.
On Jan. 25, at its city meeting,


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
CANAL POINT In a lone-
ly street between Pahokee and
Canal Point, a boy bangs his
drum and detaches himself for
the moment from his sur-
roundings.
An old and weathered, red
and black barbeque grill, with.
a branch poking out the open
vent on its top its limbs
holding the homemade cym-
bals of flattened scraps of
metal with holes in the center
- is his instrument.
He holds the drum sticks
tightly in his hands and plays
the street's theme.
Nothing stops the boy from
his drumming once he begins
to drum and, recently, one
man went out of his way to
make sure that continued to
hold true for little Isaac Phul-
ton.
Cliff Stuart remembers how
he met the boy.
With a shop across the
street from Isaac's modest
home, Cliff would oftentimes
hear a banging coming from
that direction. Never quite sure
what it was, he continued
working until several days
later, when the curiosity


the city of Pahokee was present-
ed a resolution that would allow
the city to opt out from carrying
out early voting.
According to City Clerk Janet
Whipple, the county was
responsible for paying for the
cost for the early voting last year,
but did so as a courtesy to aid
the newly hired Ms. Whipple.
This year, though, the munici-
pality is faced with footing the
bill.
"There is quite a bit of extra


expense with early voting," Ms.
Whipple told commissioners.
"We didn't have it in the budget."
In back-up material included
in the agenda packet, Belle
Glade City Clerk Debra Buff pro-
vides the estimated cost to each
city.
. Attending a meeting in
December, the newly elected
Supervisor of Election for Palm
Beach County, Dr. Arthur Ander-
son, explained the early voting
requirements to the participat-


ing municipal representatives.
"It was determined that each
municipality would be required
to spend an estimated $9,240 for
a general election and an esti-
mated $8,640 for a run-off elec-
tion, not including costs associ-
ated with advertising and
provisional ballots," Ms. Buff
wrote.
According to Ms. Buff, the
brunt of the expense stems from
paying poll workers who under-
go training and .must staff early


voting locations seven days a
week for two weeks prior to
each election. With four to six
poll workers figured for each
city, the cost adds up. In Belle
Glade, the city faced having to
come up with $19,000 to pay for
the workers and early voting.
Ms. Buff's recommendation
to Belle Glade, and to the sur-
rounding Glades cities, was to
opt out of the early voting
See Voting-- Page 18


Splash pad



will move



forward soon


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE After a delay in
construction, Pahokee city offi-
cials say the building of a splash
pad for use by the city's children,
is now going forward as
planned.
The schedule permits the
opening of the splash pad by the
summer, according to Parks and
Recreation Director Herbert
Crawford, who has been the
city's representative, working in
conjunction with Palm Beach
County officials to make the
recreational area a reality.
According to Mr. Crawford,
planners with the county have
submitted the final documents
for permitting and expect to
receive the go-ahead from the
county in the next few weeks.


A slight delay of the permit-
ting process pushed the project
back recently.
The plan to use a reservoir
that will hold the water lacked a
proper filter to keep it from get-
ting dirty. After a slight revision to
the original document, city and
county officials are confident
that the project will be approved.
Under the plans, the city of
Pahokee will see a splash pad
built adjacent to the library facili-
ty. The concept of the splash
pad, as described by Palm Beach
County Commissioner Tony
Masilotti when he presented the
project plan last year, is that of a
state-of-the-art sprinkler system.
Commissioner Masilotti, at a
city meeting in Pahokee, shared
See Pad Page 18


Police continue



hit-and-run



investigation


Before meeting Cliff, Isaac practiced his drumming on an
old grill that he banged on. Last week, he used it for the
lasLtime.


caught up with him and he
went in search of the source of
the sounds.
Off to the side of the child's
home was six-year-old Isaac,
beating away at the grill a
sight that both stunned and
surprised Cliff.
The resiliency of the child to
take to using the grill and a few
buckets to produce the noise
inspired Cliff to help him.
Isaac had apparently devel-


oped a deep liking to drum-
ming at the age of three, ever
since hearing his cousin play
the drums at the church and at
any opportunity, he walks qui-
etly outside where he plays his
drums loudly.
"I remember saying to
myself, 'What is that noise?
What's going on?'" said Cliff.
"And then I'd hear someone

See Boy-Page 18


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Police
have reason to believe that a
third party was involved in a hit-
and-run accident last month
that left a bicycle rider dead.
The problem, police say, is
that the driver of the third vehi-
cle might not have realized
what occurred and left the
scene without ever knowing
that a person had been killed.
They hope that the driver of
that vehicle will talk to investi-
gators in helping to solve the
case by identifying the respon-
sible party.
After the accident Jan. 8, at


the 1000 Block of NW 16th
Street, police sought the identi-
ty of the motorist who is said to
have been responsible for the
death after his vehicle collid-,
ed against the man. Now, they
are seeking the help of another
driver, the owner of a vehicle
that drove over the bicycle fol-
lowing the deadly crash.
The victim, Ismael De Jesus
Hernandez, was riding his bicy-
cle home that Saturday evening
when the accident occurred.
. He had ridden to a nearby store
to purchase a phone card and
was heading back when wit-
See Police Page 18


Marina gets grant priority


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE At its Jan. 25
meeting, Pahokee city commis-
sioners approved the city's
request to submit an application
to the (United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA) for a grant
to pay for the reconstruction of
the marina.
Following a torrent of two
hurricanes that struck the com-
munity late in the year in 2004,
one of those hardest hit seemed
to be the marina; with its sole
occupant, the Everglades Adven-
tures campground and marina,
left to tend to the aftermath.
If awarded, the grant repre-
sents one of the various sources
of funding that the resort admin-
istration will tap into, to help in
the rebuilding effort.


Under the grant, a Rural Busi-
ness Enterprise Grant, facilitated
through the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture, Everglades
Adventures would receive
$600,000. The money will go
toward helping the establish-
ment back on its feet after several
months of cleanup.
For several weeks, the cabins
offered at the resort were closed
to the public while efforts were
made to rid the shore of trash and
other hazardous material. For a-
number of days following the
storms, police were vigilant of the
area and kept wanderers from
straying too far into the leftover
debris throughout the site.
Now, the business is focusing
on fixing much of the damage
caused by the storms, at the
same time going forward with


expansion plans that had been
scheduled prior to the two hurri-
canes touching down in the
Glades.
Situated on the edge of Lake
Okeechobee, the facilities that
comprise the resort business
were bashed hard by the water
and whipped around every
which way from the strong
winds. With the new year start-
ing, owners of the business have
started to recuperate from the
damage.
Because the city of Pahokee
holds the lease for the marina,
and is a. partner in the venture, it
will act as the pass through for
the receipt of the grant funding
and work in preparing the docu-
ment.
See Grants-- Page 18


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
African American History
Jose Rodriguez, a student of Palm Beach Community
College, reads aloud from a historical reference on the
African American race. Jose took advantage of a one-
day exhibition at the college in Belle Glade to study the
various artifacts of history on display Jan. 27.


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Banging drums: Local boy gets dream fulfilled
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Staff photos/Jose Zaragoza
Cliff Stuart, left, owner of Stuart's Farm Service in Canal Point, decided recently that six-
year-old Isaac Phulton deserved a proper instrument to drum. After noticing the boy
playing on a grill, he worked to find him a drum set.

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Birth


Courtesy photo


Tebryn Jared Branch
Tebryn Jared Branch
Brian and Joyanna Branch of Ft.
Lauderdale are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Tebryn Jared
Branch. He was born Jan. 18,2005.
He weighed six pounds, 10


ounces, and was 20 inches long at
birth. Maternal grandparents are
Paul Bryan of Miami, and Olga Pot-
tinger of Ft. Lauderdale. Paternal
grandparents are Thomas and Faye
Branch of Canal Point.


Manatee deaths



released by FWC


ST. PETERSBURG Biologists
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission s
(FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute (FWRI) have confirmed
that 276 manatees were docu-
mented to have died in state waters
in 2004.
While the total of 276 for 2004.
appears to be a big drop from he
previous year's total of 370, 96 of
those animals in 2003 are suspect-
ed to have died due to a prolonged
red tide event in Southwest Florida.
In 2004, only four manatees are
suspected to have died due to red
tide.
According to preliminary
reports, 69 manatees died this year
due to watercraft-related injuries.
That number (69) is consistent
with past years, with watercraft
representing 25 percent of total
manatee mortality. With several
periods of prolonged cold weather,
the number of manatees dying
from cold stress was higher with 49
deaths in 2004. When the water
temperature falls below 68
degrees, manatees, particularly
juveniles, become more suscepti-
ble to cold stress. Other causes of
manatee deaths include floodgate
and canal lock, other human caus-
es, and natural.
Visit
http://research.myfwc.corrm/fea-
tures/view_article.asp?id= 14855 to
view manatee mortality statistics
and related information. The Mana-


Courtesy pnoto/Anarew uarrett
/Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
Florida manatees.
tee Mortality Online Search allows
users to find manatee mortality
information by county, cause of
death, and date from 1974 through
Oct. 31, 2004. Two report formats
are available: A summary report
that lists the search results in a
numbers-only table and an individ-
ual report that provides detailed
information such as sex, size,
region, and cause of death. The
2004 preliminary manatee mortali-
ty report compares the 2004 pre-
liminary mortality totals with those
in 2003, 2002, and a five-year mor-
fality average.
To report a dead or injured man-
atee, please call toll free (888) 404-
FWCC (3922).


Graduate


Loretta K. Taylor
The Florida Independent Col-
lege Fund has awarded a Degree
Completer Scholarship to Loret-
ta K. Taylor. Loretta, a senior
from Moore Haven, is majoring
in interdisciplinary Studies at
International College. The goal
of the Degree Completer Schol-
arship is to aid Florldians who
need financial assistance in
order to complete their bache-
lor's degree. This Degree Com-
pleter Scholar was nominated by
her school.
Loretta is a member of the 4-
H Club and Future Farmers of
America and a volunteer at the
local library. Her honors include
being named Officer of the
Month. She has also received
certificates of appreciation for
outstanding services as a teach-
ing assistant and for vocational


instruction in horticulture. After
graduation, Loretta plans to
teach elementary school and
hopes to own and manage her
own landscape nursery.
The Degree Completer Schol-
arship Program is administered
by the Florida Independent Col-
lege Fund, a not-for-profit foun-
dation for program and
resources development, for the
Independent Colleges and Uni-
versities of Florida. Based in
Deland, FICF is dedicated to pro-
viding financial assistance to stu-
dents attending Florida's 28
independent colleges and uni-
versities. Funds are granted 'by
corporate partners who are
equally committed to providing
the best educational alternatives
for today's college students and
tomorrow's leaders. For intfor-
mation on this and other schol-
arships, log on to www.ficf.org.


Obituaries


Leona H. Raineri
Leona H. Raineri, 89, of Stuart
died Jan. 26, 2005 at her resi-
dence. Born in Williston, Leona
has resided in Stuart since 1984,
moving here from Pahokee.
Prior to retiring Leona was an
Admitting Clerk with Everglades
Memorial Hospital in Pahokee.
She was a member of New Hope
Fellowship, in Palm City. She
was preceded in death by her
husband Hugo J. Raineri, and
her daughter Arlene Haley. Sur-
vivors include three sons, John
Hugo Raineri of Stuart, Carlo T.
Raineri of Pahokee, and Barry K.
Raineri of Arcadia; her daughter,
Elizabeth A. Stuart, of Stuart; her
sister, Jewel Large of West Palm
Beach; and eight grandchildren
and 11 great grandchildren. Ser-
vices were held at New Hope
Fellowship in Palm City, Jan. 29,
1 p.m. with Pastor Gary Durham
officiating. Interment followed
at Port Mayaca Cemetery.
Arrangements by Martin Funeral
Home and Crematory, Stuart.
John Graham Smith
John Graham Smith, 71, of
Clewiston died, Saturday, Jan.
15, 2005, at Grace Health Care of
Clewiston after a long battle
with emphysema. Born Nov. 9,
1933 in Norristown, Pa., outside
of Philadelphia to H. Willard and
Martha Smith. John joined the
Air Force in 1953 during the
Korean War and served his
country as an Airman First Class,
receiving a National Defense
Service Medal and an honorable
discharge. He was wed to Joan
Genevieve Heljenek on Jan. 25,
1958, who preceded him in
death in 1981. John was a for-
mer member of the NHRA


where he raced his 1964 Stude-
baker Avanti very successfully in
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and
Florida. He moved to Clewiston
in 1976 and opened the Bargain-
Fixit Shop at 110 Central Ave. He
then transformed that business
into the Video Game Center,
later becoming the Video Tape
Center. John was an astute busi-
nessman with not only those
businesses but several real
estate properties as well. He was
also a journeyman electrician
for more than 40 years. He is sur-
vived by his son, Stephen and
granddaughter Kylie of Jupiter,
FL, his sister; "Betty" and his
niece Tracy of Hallandale, FL,
and his nephew Kenneth of
Loveland, CO, and several dear
friends and family all of whom
will miss him immensely. There
will be a small memorial service
held Friday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. at
John Stretch Park. In lieu of
flowers, we ask that a donation
be made to the American Can-
cer Society in John's name.
Carmen Silva
Carmen Silva, 70, of Port
Charlotte died, Wednesday, Jan.
26, 2005 at Don Secours-St.
Joseph Hospital. Carmen was
born in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba and
has lived here for four years. She
is survived by her sons, Roberto
Silva, of Clewiston, and Rolando
Silva of West Palm Beach;
daughter, Carmen Whitehead of
Port Charlotte; seven grandchil-
dren; and one great grandchild.
Services were held Jan. 30 at
Akin-Davis Funeral Chapel, bur-
,ial followed at Ridgelawn Ceme-
tery. Officiating clergy was Pas-
tor Manuel Monzano. Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes is in charge of
arrangements.


Disaster aid flows to Florida communities


ORLANDO The U.S. Depart-
ment of Homeland Security's Fed-
eral Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) to date has obli-
gated more than $357 million to
reimburse local governments and
private, non-profit entities for
cleanup and infrastructure repair
and rebuilding following the four
hurricanes that struck Florida in
2004.
Local governments provided
emergency services and immedi-
ately began removing debris and
repairing damaged public facilities
following Hurricanes Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. FEMA's
public assistance (infrastructure)
program provides supplemental
federal disaster grant assistance to
make repairs, restore and rebuild
publicly owned facilities in coun-
ties declared major disasters. For
the hurricanes, the federal govern-
ment is reimbursing 90 percent of
the eligible cost for emergency
measures and permanent restora-
tion. State and local governments
will pay the remaining 10 percent.
A breakdown of the amounts
and types of disaster assistance to
Floridians for the 2004 hurricanes
is as follows:


Total approved assistance for
.individuals who suffered damages
has surpassed $3.85 billion.
To date, 1.22-million storm vic-
tims have applied for federal and
state assistance.
A total of $1.106 billion in fed-
eral and state disaster assistance
grants has been approved for
Florida residents in all 67 counties.
Of that amount, $521.7 million
has been approved to pay for
lodging expenses, rental assis-
tance and minimal home repairs.
The balance of $584.4 million cov-
ers other needs, which may
include such items as repair or
replacement of personal property,
funeral expenses, and medical
and dental costs related to the
storm.
Storm victims occupy more
than 14,700 manufactured hous-
ing units mobile homes and trav-
el homes in FEMA created or
leased short-term housing sites.
National Flood Insurance Pro-
gram claims received total 26,956.
The U.S. Small Business
Administration has 'approved
nearly $1.23 billion in low-interest
loans to repair storm-damaged
homes and businesses. Business-


es may also be eligible for eco-
nomic injury loans, which are
loans to assist businesses in get-
ting back on their feet following a
storm.
More than $1.16 billion was
paid for emergency response and
protective measures.
More than $9.2 million has
been disbursed in Disaster Unem-
ployment Assistance benefits.
Some 522,487 applicants have
been to one of the 92 mobile and
fixed site Disaster Recovery Cen-
ters (DRCs). Presently, 37 DRCs
continue to assist applicants
throughout the state. '
. Officials urge all homeowners,
renters and business owners who
sustained hurricane damage to
apply for federal and state disaster
assistance. Floridians have until
Feb. 28, to apply for assistance.
The number to call to register is
(800) 621-FEMA (3362). The hear-
ing and speech-impaired should
call TTY (800) 462-7585. Both
numbers operate seven days a
week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Applicants also may register for
assistance online at FEMA's Web
site, http://www.fema.gov. Look
for and click on the words "Regis-


ter for Disaster Assistance Online"
located in the right-hand side of
the page.


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Take a deep breath. Let it out
slowly. Feel better?
A report released last week
from the Mayo Clinic found that
deep breathing can lower your
blood pressure and help ease
muscle tension.
The January issue of Mayo
Women s Health Sources offers
tips on how to relax.
Sit in a comfortable chair
with your feet flat on the floor.
Close your eyes.
Let your lower abdomen
relax and expand as it fills with air.
When your lungs and
abdomen are full, slowly let air
out through your mouth and
allow your diaphragm to collapse.
Repeat. If your mind wan-
ders, return your attention to
breathing.
When you are ready to end
the session, don't jump out of the
chair. Take it slowly.
Another way to use breathing
to relax comes from yoga. It is
called square breathing
Product recalls
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission, in coopera-
tion with the firm named below,


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken

announced a voluntary recall of
the following consumer products.
Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately
unless otherwise instructed. (To
access color photos of the follow-
ing recalled products, see CPSC
s Web site at www.cpsc.gov
.)
Name of product: Chamois
Blankets
Units: About 92,000
Manufacturer: Pottery Barn
Kids, of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The decorative stitch-
ing on the blanket's edge can
come loose, allowing a child to
become entangled in the yarn.
This poses a strangulation hazard
to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Pottery


Barn Kids has received four
reports of incidents involving the
decorative stitching coming
loose. No injuries have been
reported.
Description: This recall
involves children's chamois blan-
kets made of 100 percent poly-
ester. The blankets were sold in
yellow, pink, blue and green, and
the reverse side of all the blankets
are white. Decorative yarn in a
coordinating color is stitched
around the blanket's edge. The
blanket measures 30 inches wide
by 40 inches long and are labeled
for stroller use. A label on the
blanket reads "pottery barn kids"
and "Made in Korea."
Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids
stores nationwide, through the
Pottery Barn catalog, and Pottery-
BarnKids.com from December
2002 through December 2004 for
about $30.
Manufactured in: 'Korea.
Remedy: Consumers can
remove the decorative stitching or
contact Pottery Barn Kids for
information on how to receive a
replacement or refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact
Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (877)


800-9720 between 7 a.m. and 12
a.m. daily or visit the firm's Web
site at www.potterybarnkids.com
nm/>.
Product: Aprilaire Electronic
Air Cleaners
Units: About 67,000
Manufacturer: Research Prod-
ucts Corp., of Madison, Wis.
Hazard: The air cleaner's plas-
tic inner housing and filter are not
flame-resistant. If electrical arcing
occurs in the cleaner, a fire can
develop. This poses a risk of burn
injuries and property damage.
Incidents/Injuries: Research
Products has received six reports
of fires involving these air clean-
ers. No injuries were reported.
Description: The recall
involves all Aprilaire Model 5000
Electronic Air Cleaners. The air
cleaners are almond colored and
located near the heating and cool-
ing equipment. An identification
label on the access door reads
"Aprilaire Model 5000."
Sold by: Independent HVAC
dealers nationwide from June
2000 through December 2004 for
an installed price of about $800.
Manufactured in: United States


Road improvement project begins at Big Cypress


By Tracy Whirls

The Seminole Tribe of Florida
hosted a groundbreaking ceremo-
ny for the first phase of a federal
and state-sponsored project aimed
at widening, upgrading and
improving safety on Snake Road,
the primary access route to the Big
Cypress reservation, linking 1-75 on
the south, to south of Hendry
County Road 835.
In welcoming Tribal members,
Elders, and Tribal Council from
both Seminole and Miccosukee
Tribes, as well as representatives
from the congressional and senato-
rial staffs of Representatives Mark
Foley, Alcee Hastings, and Bill Nel-
son, the Florida Department of
Transportation, the Indian Health
Service, the Bureau of Indian
Affairs, and the Federal Highway
Administration to the groundbreak-
ing Friday, Billy Cypress, Chairman
of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians,
said the 19-mile stretch of roadway
has proved to be hazardous and life
threatening.
"We have lost dear members
from the Seminole and Miccosukee
Tribes, as well as civilians who pass
through our reservations to gain
access to surrounding towns and
cities," Mr. Cypress said. "In one sur-
vey alone, from 1997 to 2000, it was
reported that more than 70 acci-
dents occurred in this period, result-
ing in 46 injuries, six deaths and
more than $400,000 in damage."
The problem is that the road,
shaped like the snake after which it
is named, consists of two narrow,
10-foot travel lanes with soft shoul-
ders, bordered by a canal.
"Once a motorist hits the grass
shoulder, the narrow road with soft
shoulders, combined with the lack
of guard rails, make it very likely
that the vehicle will end up in the
canal," Mr. Cypress said. "In 2000,
we began to hold meetings
between the tribes and various gov-
ernmental agencies to discuss the
options for making Snake Road
safer and to discuss the potential
environmental impact and the
financial support that would be
available to-us."
The first phase of the project, to
stabilize the shoulders on the road,
will bring the shoulders level with
the existing roadway.
"We recognize that it is not
enough, but it is a very important
starting point," Mr. Cypress said.
The initial project, contracted by


courtesy photos
Ground was broken Friday on a shoulder stabilization project
aimed ultimately at widening Snake Road, which links 1-75 to
Hendry County Road 835, through Miccosukee tribal land an
the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation.


the Seminole Tribe, with survey
and design by Keith and Schnars
and constructed by Community
Asphalt will build upon the existing
shoulders by adding permeable
materials, such as lime rock and
gravel, to correct the drop off at the
edge of the pavement, to add more
shoulder width and provide a
recovery area for motorists. Work
on phase I is expected to be com-
pleted in six months.
"From the start of this project
we have been generously support-
ed by a $500,000 Federal appropria-
tion championed by Representa-
tive Mark Foley," Mr. Cypress said.


"The Florida Department of Trans-
portation, District One, committed
$350,000 to this investment in our
communities. Additionally, we
have been supported by the Indian
Health Service with $100,000 con-
tributed to the re-stabilizing of the
roadway shoulders, as well as
$195,000 in funding from the
Bureau of Indian Affairs."
The total price tag for the shoul-
der stabilization project is $1.1 mil-
lion.
The Florida Department of
Transportation is currently con-
ducting preliminary design and
engineering and environmental


Billy Cypress, Chairman of
the Miccosukee Tribe of Indi-
ans, spoke of the lives lost
due to the treacherous
curves, narrow shoulders and
deep canal lining the aptly
name Snake Road, which has
necessitated a $1.1-million
road improvement project.
assessments for a longer-term proj-
ect to widen the road, widen and
pave the shoulders and adjust the
horizontal alignment to provide for
a safe operating speed of 45 mph.
Tribal representatives will con-
tinue to work with the Florida dele-
gation to secure additional funding
for future improvements through
the transportation reauthorization
bill.


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SCHOOL BOARD WILL HOLD A
PUBLIC HEARING
ON FEBRUARY 24, 2005
AT 7:00 P.M.
IN THE
GLADES COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD MEETING ROOM
400 10TH STREET, SW
MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA

TO CONSIDER A PROPOSED
CHANGE TO THE GLADES DISTRICT
ATTENDANCE AREA POLICY

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; 400 10th Street, SW
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Hendry/Glades Counties top unemployment rates


By Mark Young

i 's unprecedented
: :'SIison has been both
'-.'.i a curse to Florida's
:: the recovery efforts
S, devastating hurricanes
r..ked a statewide eco-
o: terms of increas-
S da' ,,orkforce in cer.
lustry sectors, it has
'... tly hurt economic
y in the agricultural
..' stry.
orida's faith mers have done a
a .kahble j,,b in overcoming
!e oinslaugl t, which beset the
iii history over the summer's hur-
ti, ine season, but it did slow
,,erall production, consequent-
Il vaulting unemployment num-
l iars in agricultural areas.


Hendry County is showing
small signs of recovery based on
a report from, the Florida Agency
for Workforce Innovation.
According to the report, Hendry
County has the highest unem-
ployment rate in the state at 8.7
percent.
The December numbers con-
clude a one-percent increase
from a year ago, but the num-
bers show a significant drop
from the November preliminary
report, which recorded an 11.1
percent unemployment rate.
The percentage rates impact a
reported workforce in Hendry
County of 15,393, of which
14,058 people are reported to
have employment. Currently, the
report indicates, as of Decem.-
ber, that 1,335 people are out of
work.


The situation is much dire in
other counties, such as Broward
County where more than 41,000
people have filed for unemploy-
ment benefits, but in terms of
percentage rates to population,
Hendry County had the highest
reported unemployment rating.
Glades County was reported
as the second highest county
with an 8.6 percent unemploy-
ment rate. It is up 1.2 percent
from last year's report and has
continued to climb from
November's preliminary report
by two tenths of a point.
Glades County has a work-
force population of 3,929, with
3,591 people holding employ-
ment. The report indicates that
there are currently 338 people
who are out of work.
Agricultural employment is


up by 2.3 percent from last year,
indicating the industry's
attempts at full recovery.
Statewide, the construction
industry was shown to have a
3.2-percent increase in employ-
ment the second largest and
the jump is attributed to the
ongoing hurricane recovery
efforts,
"Construction remains one of
Florida's solid growth industries,
as low mortgage rates and storm
rebuilding activities continued to
contribute to the growth in this
sector," writes Warren May, who
prepared the report.
Overall, the state of Florida
remains below the average-
national unemployment rate -
5.4 percent with the state hold-
ing at 4.5 percent. Florida's
nonagricultural growth has the


FWC cites best bets to bag pan fish


Panfish/sunfish: Here in the
deep south, we call them bream.
They are those deep-bodied fish
that occupy pretty much every
body of water in Florida, accord-
ing to the Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC).
Uream can be scrappy enough
to put up a decent fight for
anglers who use light tackle, or a
small child can land them with a
cane pole.
Bluegill, redear sunfish (shell-
crackers), redbreast sunfish,
spotted sunfish (stumpknock-
crs) and warmouth, deep-fried
with hush puppies and cheese
grits on the side make up a tradi-
tional southern feast that's hard
to match anywhere else in the
world.
The most popular bream in
these parts ;s the bluegill, basi-
cally because it is the most
abundant -1 one of the tastiest.
People :.,;- hem on earth-
worms- :i';ts and grass
shrimp also hit little
spinner aiis, popping bugs and
sinking 'i'-. ThIe state record for
bluegill 2.95 pounds.
Shelc iack trs taste just as
good a' their bluegill cousins,
but they're bigger. In fact, the
state-eccord shellcracker is a
4.86-p-,n;1 monster. Shellcrack-
crs go for worms, grass shrimp,
* n ... *... ..1-I :nd1 c i m s. Fih -
fisheri~ieTirbag' a few here and
there, but. shellcrackers .don't
ocem to care much for artificial
baits.
For other types of bream,
earthworms are the bait to use.
Fish around woody structures or
vegetation.
FWC fisheries biologists, who
.;pend their time sizing up fish-
ing opportunities here in the
fishing capital of the world, have
announced their picks for Flori-
da's best bream-fishing holes for
2005. They are (in no particular
order):
Lake Monroe, near Sanford.
'This lake is' a good one for
I.:' anglers, particularly if
f-t.r le-vels remain high. Also,
anglers v ho work bulrush areas
might bag some ,ice shellcrack-

iake Kissimmree, in Osceola
countyy. For -' and shell-
cracker anglers, tins lake is a
i)aby doll for boaters and
waders. Use weighted crickets
to lure bluegill off their beds,
and get ready for a big fish fry.
June through August is prime
time.
West Lake Tohopekaliga
(Lake Tolio, for short), near
Kissimnnie. Besides being a leg-
end among bass anglers all over
the 'vodrl Lake Toho's bluegill


Courtesy art/FWC
Black Crappie


Redear sunfish
and shellcrackers this year are
big and hungry and looking for a
fight. Anglers who want to
accommodate them should ren-
dezvous along the grass-line or
open-water areas at Brown
s Point, the mouth of Goblit
s Cove and South Steer Beach.
Fish with earthworms, crickets,
beetle spins, minnows or dough
balls.
Lake Okeechobee. The Big 0
is always on list of best fishing
holes for just about any kind of
anglers. The bluegill are in the
rim canal. They are also hanging
out with the shellcrackers at
Indian Prairie, Fisheating Bay,
\Aest WatlBa.% Bel-om and Peli-
can Bay. B'ram here lie sandy-
bottom a tivorive feel deep.
The best bait for them is grass
shrimp, but shellcrackers will
also take earthworms, and
bluegill will go .for crickets. Fly-
fishers can do well with popping
bugs and sinking flies. Jigs and
spinners-on ultra-light tackle can,
make fishing in Lake Okee-
chobee a memorable experi-
ence.
Lake PanasoffKee, in Sumter
County. FWC biologists have
been nurturing this lake with
tender loving care in recent
years, and they've got it to
where shellcrackers, bluegill
and warmouth are practically
jumping into boats. Bream fish-
ing is best during full-moon peri-
ods at Shell Point, Grassy Point
and Tracy s Point. Bream
also await anglers at the shell
beds at the mouth of the Outlet
River and in the middle of the
lake. Little Jones Creek is the
place for.warmouth action if the
water stays high.
Lake Talquin, near Tallahas-
see. Starting in May and lasting
throughout the summer, shell-
crackers and bluegill will lurk
around the upper end of the
reservoir and in the backs of var-
ious creeks. They'll be waiting in
three-seven feet of water to


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Bluegill
pounce on artificial flies, earth-
worms, crickets or whatever
else anglers offer them on fly
rods, bream busters or light
spinning tackle., '. i.. you fish
for bream in this lake., it's a good
idea in invite, some eighbors
over for supper beforehand..
becausee :, probbaly need
some help eating all the fish
you'll catch.
Twi"oi.. on the outskirts of
Lakeland. This i3-iake complex
is -.-,..,i-_ for bream anglers,
noi to mention bass fishermen.
Tenoroc consistently has the
highest catch ratio of all the
water bodies in Florida. FWC
fi ..;.-s bi-i>.-4ugiits. get .to .try
pretty much anything they want
to do on Tenoroc, and the result
is a fishing. opportunity
unmatched anywhere. Call the
Tenoroc office at (863) 499-2421
to make reservations. Tenoroc is
open four days a week.
Lake Hanris Chain, near Lees-
burg. This is where bream
anglers getLto square off with the
reai shelic.ac.ker and bluegill
I, ._..- ::.': Bream_ grow big
in these waters and demonstrate
some :eal fighting spirit on their
end of a fishing line. Anglers find
them in four-six feet of water
near Astatula and the Howey
Bridge spanning Little Lake Har.
ris, plus the lily pads and spatter-
dock patches near the Ninth
Street Canal out from Leesburg.
Bluegill also take to the shal-
lows, tight to the saw grass
shorelines. Just downstream
from Lake Harris, Lake Eustis
offers its own opportunities,
complete with gravel fish attrac-
tors along the Eustis Lake Walk
pier and shell beds near the sail-
boat marina and along the east
shore. The lily pads in Dead
River offer good fishing. Lake
( ,- .r .i- good shellcracker
fishing in the mouth of Haines
Creek, Yale Canal and along the
wooded banks of the northern
end of Pine Island. Live worms,


and grass shrimp are the baits to
use throughout the whole chain.
Lake Marian, in Osceola
County. This little sweetheart is a
well-kept secret among bream
anglers. Shellcracker fishing
heats up in March or April,
bluegill fishing kicks in a little
later, and bream fishermen wear
themselves out all the way
through the summer months.
Fish in this lake bite best during
full moon and new moon peri-
ods. Use worms, crickets or
grass shrimp for bait or try cast-
ing tiny spinner baits on ultra-
light tackle.
Lake Istokpoga, near Sebring.
This large, but relatively shallow,
lake is a bluegill honey-hole, and
it's a fun lake to fish because of
the way anglers do best when
they study and follow fish's
movements and habits. From
April through June, panfish hang
around cattails and bulrush.
Other times of year, the best
spots are around Big Island,
Grassy Island, Bumble Bee
Island, around sand sandbars
and along the edges of eelgrass.
Use crickets for bluegill and live
worms for shellcrackers. Pop-
ping bugs work well for fly-fish-
ermen.
Choctawhatchee River, in the
Panhandle. This is the place to
go for shellcrackers. They like to
bed in its quiet waters during
April, and they stay hungry until
early fall. Also, in late spring and
early summer, redbreast sunfish,
stumpknockers and warmouth
wait for worms, crickets and
grass shrimp in the smaller
creeks off the main channel.
Panfish from the river are at their
best swimming in a deep fryer
amid some hush puppies.
Suwannee River, from the
gulf to the Georgia line. If you
think all the world is sad and
dreary everywhere you roam,
maybe a mess of stumpknock-
ers and redbreast stinfish from
the Suwannee River is your tick-
et to bliss. Anglers find plenty of
action in the middle stretch of
the river, but as they move closer
to the mouth, fishing goes from
good to magnificent. This river
has plenty of bluegill and shell-
crackers too. Try near tree banks
on deep shores, the creek
mouths and along water lilies.
Use crickets, mealworms, beetle
spins or fly-fishing tackle with
small popping bugs. If you can
find some catalpa worms, get
some of them for bait too, and
tell the old folks at home you'll
be bringing back enough bream
to feed everybody.


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continue to meet its non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations by
insisting that all contractors, subcontractors. sup pli-''; and otherss who do6
business with the Cooperative also adhere to strict non discrimin:'aory and
affirmative action practices.

Additionally, Glades Electric Cooperative will continue to insist on fiull
compliance of its Affirmative Action Plan in its hiring. p-omotion and other
employment practices. The Cooperative invites and encourages all minority
individuals and groups to participate in all its membership activities, to be
active in the vending of materials and supplies, and .0 e.iJ r bids on contracts
for services needed by the Cooperative-

Any minority individual or minority group interested in participation in any of
these activities and needing more information abou-'t equal opportunities at the
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Wanted Fugitives
Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County Inc. is asking citizens to
help locate Nigel Archer, alias
Shaun Smith,
wanted for
felony violation '"
of probation /.
possession of
marijuana in
excess of 20
grams/posses-
sion of mari-
juana with vl
intent to sell, Nigel Archer
violation of
probation possession of marijua-
na with intent to sell; sale of mari-
juana and first degree murder


with a firearm. His date of birth is
11-30-77. He is a black male 6'0"
tall and weighs 200 lbs.with black
hair and brown eyes. His last
known address was N. State Road
715, Belle Glade. His occupation
is unknown.
If you know the whereabouts
of Nigel Archer or anyone
involved in a serious crime, call
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
You can remain anonymous and
still receive a cash reward of up to
$1,000 if your tip leads to an
arrest. You can also visit the Crime
Stoppers Web site at
www.crimestopperspbc.com.
Archer was a wanted fugitive
at the time of this publication.


Bronson announces

increased wildfire threat


TALLAHASSEE-Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son today announced an elevated
wildfire threat in Florida forests
damaged by the 2004 hurricanes.
"From Naples to Pensacola,
many once-scenic stands of trees
are now tangled masses of trunks
and limbs," Bronson said. "This
additional debris will make wild-
fires more difficult to control and
more dangerous for our firefight-
ers."
Many trees damaged by high
winds or inundated by heavy
rains are expected to die from
insect and disease infestations
over the next two years. This sce-
nario, combined with tinder-dry
grasses and frost-damaged brush,
means conditions in Florida are
conducive, to an active wildfire
season. Bronson is urging people
who visit parks or forests to be
especially careful with lighted
materials, such as cigarettes. In
addition, smoke from wildfires
can contribute to reduced visibili-
ty on the highways.
"The best decision is to not
drive in poor visibility," Bronson
said. '"But, 'if smoke or fog is
encountered on the highway,
motorists should slow down, turn
on the low-beam headlights and
remain alert."


When visibility deteriorates to
the point that continued travel is
unsafe, motorists are advised to
pull all the way off of the roadway
and turn on their emergency
flashers until the smoke subsides.
Bronson is also reminding
people to be very careful when
burning yard trash outdoors. Out-
door burning to reduce yard trash
and household paper products is
allowed in most Florida counties
(daylight hours only) provided the
fire is enclosed in a noncom-
bustible container or excavated
pit and covered by a metal mesh
or grill. The fire must be located
away from any occupied build-
ings and any nearby woodlands
and must be attended at all times.
Residents are urged to contact
their local Division of Forestry
office to find out if weather condi-
tions make outdoor burning
unsafe.
Wildfires can occur through-
out the year in Florida, but the
most active part of the wildfire
season is usually from January
through May. Florida averages
about 5,000 wildfires each year.
Since Jan. 1, Florida has experi-
enced 191 wildfires that burned
1,547 acres. Many of those fires
were the result of escaped out-
door yard trash burning.


Road improvement
David Cypress, Big Cypress Reservation Tribal Council
Representative of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, speaks
at the Snake Road project groundbreaking ceremony.
Economic development at the Big Cypress Reservation,
which hosts concerts, historic re-enactments, heritage
festivals and boasts a Motocross Park and other facilities
hinge on making improvements to Snake Road.


Oliver North to speak at


fund-raising breakfast


FORT MYERS-Oliver L.
North, retired Army colonel and
combat-decorated Marine, will be
speaking at a fund-raising break-
fast sponsored by the Boy Scouts
of America Southwest Florida
Council Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs.
The event, which will benefit
the Southwest Florida Council's
Friends of Scouting Campaign,
will begin with registration open-
ing at 7:30 a.m. and the program
will begin at 8 a.m.
Colonel North was with the
National Security Council staff
during the Reagan administration
and served as the United States
Counter-Terrorism Coordinator in
the mid-1980s. He is the recipient
of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star
for Valor, two Purple Hearts and
much international acclaim for
his work in Grenada, Libya and
Iraq. He is the author of three
New York Times best sellers and
the founder of Freedom Alliance,
a foundation that awards scholar-


ships to the children of service
members killed in action. Born in
Texas, but currently residing in
Washington, D.C., North is also an
inventor holding three U.S.
patents a syndicated columnist
and television talk host.
Donations for general seating
at the event are at our Pacesetter
level per person. Table sponsor-
ships are available for 10 atten-
dees and up-front seating.
The Boy Scouts of America
Southwest.Florida Council serves
over 25,000 youth throughout
seven counties in Southwest Flori-
da. The Friends of Scouting Cam-
paign funds the council in provid-
ing the scouting program to boys
and girls. ages seven to 21. For
more information on our break-
fast with Oliver North or the
scouting program, please contact
Maryann Edgington at the South-
west Florida Council Boy Scout,.
Office in Fort Myers at (2391'936-
8072 or (800) 269-8072. Informa-
tion is available online at
www.swflcouncilbsa.org..


Nelson makes request


for more Navy strength
WASHINGTON Seeking to and issue the appropriate orders
avoid another possible Pearl Har- and budgetary guidance required
bor-like disaster, U.S. Sen. Bill Nel- to implement such a decision."
son launched an effort to move Presently, Mayport only lacks
one of the Navy's four nuclear air- the maintenance facilities neces-
craft carriers, based in Norfolk, Vir- sary to house a nuclear carrier. The
ginia, to Jacksonville's Mayport Navy has recently indicated to Nel-
Naval Station. Nelson urged the son that it is actively studying the
head of Navy operations, Admiral requirements and costs of com-
Vernon Clark, to make the move pleting these improvements a
quickly due to the security threat move that increases the likelihood
posed by having nearly half the that Jacksonville could eventually
country's nuclear carrier fleet become the home of a nuclear-
based in one location. powered carrier.
"I am convinced that the nation The push to relocate a carrier
requires more than one Atlantic from Norfolk to Jacksonville fol-
coast naval station capable of lows recent efforts led by Nelson in
home-porting nuclear aircraft car- the Senate and U.S. Rep. Ander
riers as a matter of strategic Crenshaw in the House to fight a
urgency and risk mitigation," Nel- defense department plan to
son, a member of the Senate reduce the nation's carrier fleet by
Armed Services panel, wrote in his one, from 12 to 11. That decision
letter to Clark. "I urge you to rapid- would lead to getting rid of the
ly establish a second nuclear carri- non-nuclear, Mayport-based carri-.
er base at Naval Station Mayport er USS John F. Kennedy.

AG Crist helps to launch

Folic Acid Awarness Week


MIAMI BEACH-Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist joined with the
March of Dimes to kick off Folic
Acid Awareness Week by distrib-
uting vitamins to underserved
women of childbearing age in
Miami Beach. The distribution of
these vitamins through the Vita-
Grant Project, funded through a
$2 million grant from the Attorney
General's Office, took place at the
Miami Beach Community Health
Center and is part of a statewide
effort.
"It is gratifying to see tangible
benefits coming from programs
we have assisted," said Crist. "Any
program. designed to prevent
birth defects and enhance the
-health of mother and child is wore
thy of both public and private sup-
port. It is an honor to be part of
this important program."
Folic acid is a B-vitamin that
can be found in multivitamin pills
as well as naturally in foods such
as orange juice, dark green leafy
vegetables, or in enriched grains.
The United States Public Health
Service recommends that all
women who could become preg-
nant take 400 micrograms of folic


acid each day. It is estimated that
70 percent of neural tube defects
could be prevented by taking in
the recommended amounts of
\folic acid each day.
According to the March of
Dimes, .medical studies have
found that 400 micrograms taken
daily at least one month before
conception and during the first
few months of pregnancy can
reduce the risk of having an infant
born with spina bifida or anen-
cephaly, the two most common
neural tube defects.
The Florida VitaGrant is a part-
nership between the March of
Dimes, the Florida Birth Defects
Registry and the Florida Depart-
ment of Health.


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Unhappy camper
The Belle Glade city father should take notice of the unpleas-
ant situation that exists at the campground. It concerns one of
the city employees that meets and greets new arrivals checking
in, many of the campers avoid going to the front office while this
person is on duty, because of the brash treatment they
encounter. This employee is impolite, offensive and uses no tact
when dealing with the public. For one that is representing the
city of Belle Glade, she leaves a lot to be desired.


Thank you


To the Glades
Community:
On behalf of the Brothers and
Sisters of the Sons of Light
Masonic Lodge 4 and Order of
the Eastern Star Chapter 212, we
would like to thank each and
every one of .you once again
who assisted us with your dona-
tions of food and funds to our
annual Christmas dinner. As
most of you already know, we
fed hundreds of our elderly citi-
zens and presented food baskets
to others.


It is with great humility that I
say thank you, thank you and
thank you again. Without the
support provided by this com-
munity, it would never have
been possible.
Again, with your assistance
we have made a difference this
holiday season with our elderly.
With your continued support,
we will continue this tradition
each year.

Respectfully yours,
Alfonzo B. Funderburk, Sr.
Worshipful Master Sons of
Light 4


Community Profile: Rafael Duran


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

Q: What is your name?
A: My full name is Rafael Duran.
My real, real name is Rafael De La
Caridad Duran.

Q: Where
were you bom?
A: I was
born in
Havana, Cuba.
We came here .
in 1960,
November of
1960, and we
came over here Chief Rafael
because my Duran
father was basi-
cally kicked out
of Cuba. It was one of those things
that you either leave or you and
your family are dead. It was mostly
my father. My father doesn't like
me to say the story. I guess some
people still fear retaliation, I don't
know. He was spirited out of Cuba.
What saved him, the gentleman,
the lieutenant who was in charge
of the militia came to get my father
and he happened to know my dad.
He kind of helped my father out of
Cuba. My father had done a favor
for him many years ago and he
never forgot. It was a very fortunate
break.
When my father came here, we
came 24, 48 hours after that. All we
came with was what we had on
our bodies, that was it. We were
not able to bring anything out. It
was one moment to the next. We
left everything. I was only eight
years old, so I don't remember
what we left, besides the toys. It's


funny you remember things as
you go through life. I remember
leaving a certain toy behind. It was
an airplane. It was a model air-
plane. All I remember is that it had
large wings.
I still tinker with models. I build
models. I sell them. I build them for
displays, museums. I just remem-
ber it being a large, silver airplane,
had wings on it, but that's all I
remember.

Q: What to you do?
A: I'm the police chief. Being a
police chief consists of being in
charge of the department, making
the decisions for the department -
whether they're political or non-
political. Working with city hall and
the city manager to improve the
city. Working with my staff to have
the best agency that we can give to
the city of Pahokee. The greatest
thing I like about my job is dealing
with people. Promoting this
agency, promoting this city,
because this is where I grew up.

Q:Why?
A: What drives me the
troops. The officers. I am extremely
proud of them. I learned a long
time ago never to 'forget where
you're from. I started as a police
officer, just like them. I never try to
put the officers down. I try to work
with them at all costs. That's what
brings me here everyday. I enjoy
talking to them, I enjoy meeting
them sometimes for coffee.

Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: You want to talk to my dad? I
have a very hard time bragging


about me. My qualities? My out-
going personality my ability to
deal with people. I would say that
would be my strongest quality. (Q:
Anything you would change?)
Yeah, my age.

Q: What scares you?
A: Losing my son. That's my
greatest fear. I think of that every-
day. Everyday. From the day he was
born. I think about it. When I
worked at the sheriff's office, he
was born, in 1991. I was a homi-
cide detective. I used to work a lot
of the SIDS deaths, crib deaths. I
was about the only one who knew
about them. I read about them a
lot. I had a little cheat-sheet and I
would follow through a certain pat-
tern of questions I would ask a
family. It was very hard.
From the day my son was born,
I knew that I had fallen in love for-
ever with someone and that was
him. His mom, my ex-wife, she
worked nights. I changed my
schedule to work days to be home
at night with him. So I raised him
practically. I was there every night
for him, I cooked for him, changed
diapers, I bathed him., I did every-
thing. As I put him to sleep every
night, I would check up on him. I
went in his room to look and see if
he's breathing. You never want to
lose it.
He's 14 years old,, his life is
beginning to change. He just dis-
covered girls. I'm slowly now los-
ing him because, there was noth-
ing greater than when he would
hold my hand and I held his and
we'd go somewhere. I'm now
beginning to. acclimate myself to


that.

Q: What is your favorite song?
A: Ave Maria. That's the ulti-
mate song for me. It just brings me
closer to God, I don't know what it
is, but it brings me something.
Some sort of an inner-peace.

Q:Whatirksyou?
A: Ignorance. I believe that we
are all given a brain and we all have
the right to use it properly. Igno-
rance to me, is just something that
drives me crazy. People should
know right from wrong and I try to
do the right thing every time. I
don't believe in saying I'm ignorant
of that. People that sit in a corner
and blame others, I'm sorry, I don't
sympathize with you.

Q: What is the memory you
hold dear to you?
A: My grandmother's hands.
Evangelina. She passed away May
of 1990. She lived in Miami. My
grandmother was kind of a red-
head and had a mean streak in her,
but she adored me. On weekends,
we would go to her house and she
always asked me to come sit on
her lap. I'd sit on her lap and she
would hold my hand and to this
day I can still feel it.
I believe a sign of caring for
somebody is when you hold some-
body's hand real tight. I think about
it, it brings tears to my eyes, I'll
never forget.
When my son would ask me to
tuck him in, I'd hold his hand tight.


Letter to the Editor


Planning for your future will benefit the entire family


Staff photos/Jose Zaragoza
African art show
The Sanfoka Museum on Wheels attracted a number of
students who came by the first floor hall of Palm Beach
Community College in Belle Glade to see the display.

4~-~


Dear editor:
Throughout southwest Florida
and around the country, more and
more families are beginning to talk
about the importance of end-of-life
care and the need to plan for it. Pas-
tors, counselors, lawyers, physi-
cians and others all report that
these conversations can prove to
be crucial to the well being of the
entire family.
Not too far from us, in Pinellas
County, is a situation that has
become the national symbol of this
issue. The highly publicized Terri
Schiavo case has resulted in years
of legal battles among family mem-
bers. The patient's husband,
Michael, has maintained that the
feeding tube sustaining his wife
should be removed so that she can


be allowed to die after years in a
persistent vegetative state following
a heart attack.
Meanwhile, Terri's parents con-
tinue to hold hope that she will
recover. Michael claims that Terri
would not want to be kept alive in
this circumstance, although there is
no confirming documentation. It
has become a battleground that
involves the courts and the Legisla-
ture. No matter what your position
is on this, you must ask yourself:
Would you want the courts decid-
ing your fate, or the fate of some-
one you love?
At Hope Hospice, we often
encounter the beginnings of these
situations. Our role is not to make
decisions for patients or families,
nor sit in judgment of their choices.


Our desire is to inform and encour-
age everyone to take time to think
seriously about his or her values,
choices and goals regarding the
end of life. It's not difficult. It begins
by having conversations with peo-
ple you care about.
"Advance Directives" are simple
forms legal documents that are a
record of your choices and goals and
instructions for your future medical
care in the event you become unable
to speak for yourself.
Advance Directives may have
several components:
A health care power of attorney
or surrogate that allows you to
name a person you trust to make
your health care decisions if you
cannot make them yourself.
A living will a statement


about your desires to have or not to
have your life prolonged by extraor-
dinary measures if you have a ter-
minal or incurable illness or if you
are in a vegetative state.
A declaration of an anatomical
gift, allowing you to make a gift by
will, organ donor card or other doc-
ument.
Hope Hospice is committed to
ensuring that everyone is aware of
the need to plan for end-of-life care.
To learn more about Advance
Directives and to access the plan-
ning materials, please visit the
Hope Web site at www.hopehos-
pice.org.

SamiraK. Beckwith
President and CEO Hope of
Southwest Florida


Sojourner Truth was one of the many figures of African
American history showcased at the Sanfoka Museum on
Wheels at the Palm Beach Community College last week.



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Bounce house service in business for Belle Glade


Eric Dominguez and Sandra
Martinez have opened a new
business in Belle Glade that
caters to the party scene: A
bounce house and waterslide
rental store. With new offices at
'the Western Auto Plaza in down-
town Belle Glade, 141 S. Main St.,
Suite 261, they hope to meet the
needs of the community.
With six months of operation
under its belt already, Jump Into
Fun is quickly making a name for
itself and has rented its equip-
ment for birthday parties and
other events throughout the
community.
Noting the need of offering
the rentals locally, eliminating
the need of locals to travel to the
coast for the services, Eric said,
"We hope to become a perma-
nent part of the community, to
provide fun and enjoyment to all
kids and adults. We have the best
quality of bounce houses and
waterslides at a reasonable
cost."
Their business is open on
weekdays, beginning at 9 a.m.,
though the owners say they will
deliver "anywhere and anytime."
For more information, contact
Eric or Sandra at 996-4143. The


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Belle Glade residents looking to enhance thie atmosphere of their parties, can now turn to a
local business to provide such service. Jump Into Fun is now ready to bounce their way into
the local community.
business can also be reached
through e-mail, at jumpinto-
fun@adelphia.net.
"We are customer-oriented I
and child-friendly," said Mr.
Dominguez.


State mulling changes to


new pre-kindergarten law
State Department of Education other school districts to clearly
officials are in discussions with the identify the specific funding source
state's school district leaders to plan for Class Size Reduction through
changes to the new pre-kindergarten 2010 just to be eligible to offer pre k
law that would once again give par- services. Palm Beach will still offer
ents the choice of public schools for summer pre k.
pre-kindergarten. The current law Palm Beach and the other dis-
took away parental choice and only tricts cannot comply with the pre k
allows accredited private and com- law as it is currently written
munity centers to offer pre k. because the state only provides
DOE officials conducted a funding to the districts on a year-
statewide conference call last week by-year basis, not through 2010.
to gather more information from District official have encour
Palm Beachbounty how the new law aged parents to contact their state
ctshould about how he new law d to give parents senators and representatives to
should be changedtol give parents request changes in the new Univer-
the public school choice theyonce sal Pre-K law that would allow
had before the lawwas passed. school districts to offer pre-kinder-
Palm Beach has indicated to the
DOE that there is currently space in garden services.
the schools to offer pre-kinder- Palm Beach currently serves
garten, and the district can continue more than 900 pre-kindergarten
to implement the Class Size Reduc- children and currently has space to
tion law on a year-by-year basis. offer the services.
Palm Beach officials told DOE offi- DOE officials indicate that they
cials that Palm Beach and the other will use the new information from
districts should be allowed to offer Palm Beach and the other districts
parents pre kif the districts can meet to request changes in the law
those two criteria: adequate space when the legislature meets in
and CSR on year by year basis. March. For more information, con-
The new Universal Pre K law, as tact Public Affairs, 434-8228, or
written, requires Palm Beach and Vern Crawford, 644-2439.


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Thursday, February 3, 2005 Serving the Communities south of Lake OkeeChobee


Staff photos/Jose Zaragoza By constructing test cells, engineers expect to draw from the
South Florida Water Management District representatives information to implement into the final reservoir design. Pic-
and state officials broke ground on the Everglades Agricul- tured: South Florida Water Management District Executive
tural Area Reservoir. Director Henry Dean speaks.


EAA Reservoir breaks ground


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

SOUTH BAY South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) representatives, togeth-
er with state officials "turned dirt"
on the Everglades Agricultural Area
(EAA) Reservoir.
The event marks the beginning
of a test phase that will provide
important information to be used
in the design of the reservoir, an
ambitious project whose environ-
mental aim, experts say, will go far
in maintaining the integrity of the
Everglades.
Standing at one side of pump
station G-370 outside of South Bay
on a windy morning, Jan. 14, the
group of representatives looked
toward the future of the program.
"We are well on our way," to
Everglades restoration, said one
of the three speakers at the
event, Florida Department of
Environmental Protection Secre-
tary Colleen Castille.
"The (SFWMD) board is on
schedule and on budget," added
SFWMD Executive Director Henry
Dean.
Last week, the two joined in the
groundbreaking ceremony for the
reservoir project. Once completed,
that reservoir will hold 190,000
acre-feet of water and will provide
for significant additional water stor-
age within the EAA, an area
approximately 700,000 acres in
size. It will capture storm-water
runoff from agricultural land and
additional water supply to improve
flows into the Everglades, accord-
ing to the district.
An integral part of the success of


Water district officials held the press conference announcing the implementation of the test
cells at the G-370 pump station outside of South Bay.


the reservoir, the test cells, was dis-
cussed at the presentation.
Engineers close to the project
said the test cells symbolize an
important step in moving toward
the implementation of the reser-
voir, one of the eight components
of the Acceler8 project. Acceler8 is
a program of the state of Florida for
accelerated Everglades restoration.
Under it, funding for the restoration
projects will help to achieve several
restoration goals faster, including
seeing project components in the
ground 11 years ahead of schedule.
The cells will serve as an early


indicator of how the district will
expect the reservoir to function. ,
Controlling water seepage in
South Florida's porous limestone,
muck soils and sand, engineers say,
is a challenge in constructing above-
ground reservoirs. The test cells will
provide engineers with seepage
data for evaluating final design
issues and reservoir operation.
Information provided by the dis-
trict says that each of the two cells
- 500 feet square in size will
mimic the 12-foot depth of a full
reservoir. Together, the cells will
hold 24 million gallons of water


and will be monitored for approxi-
mately four weeks by the district.
According to district officials,
utilizing the test cells is one way of
protecting the public's $300 million
investment into the project. Engi-
neers say they want to be sure that
whatever design they implement
will be one that promises the best
long-term results.
"We not only want it to work, but
to be as cost-efficient as possible,"
said Nicolas Gutierrez, SFWMD gov-
erning board chair. "We don't want
to spend a lot of money on designs
that won't work."


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Use of tax credit for working families


TALLAHASSEE-Florida's
Agency for Workforce Innovation
and Workforce Florida, Inc. is urg-
ing-Florida workers to take advan-
tage of the Earned Income Tax
Credit (EITC), a refundable federal
income tax credit for low to moder-
ate income working individuals
and families. The tax credit is a
valuable source of support for peo-
ple who work, but don't earn high
incomes. Taxpayers who qualify
and claim the credit can pay less
federal tax, pay no tax or even get a
tax refund of up to $4,300.
"The Earned Income Tax Credit
is a tremendous asset to qualified
Florida workers and we urge them
to take advantage of it," said Susan
Pareigis, director of the Agency for
Workforce Innovation. "There are
far-reaching benefits not only for the
worker's family, but for their com-
munity as well, because these
refunds are used for family essen-
tials and the money is spent locally."
In tax year 2003, a total of 1.5-
million Florida taxpayers filed for
EITC refunds in the total amount of
$2.7 billion. In a recent study of the
economic impacts of the EITC
refund, the Brookings Institute
found that the spatial distribution of
EITC filers in Florida was fairly


evenly dispersed with 21.6 percent
from large cities, 17.4 percent from
large suburbs, 16 percent from
small metros, and 22.1 percent
from rural areas.
This distribution shows that sup-
porters of large metros and rural
areas have a common interest in
promoting the EITC as a critical eco-
nomic tool for their low to moder-
ate income working families.
"This is a program that literally
makes work pay," said Curtis
Austin, president of Workforce
Florida. "The Earned Income Tax
Credit provides a substantial incen-
tive for low to moderate income
families to participate in the work-
force. At the same time it imparts to
these families the dignity of work
and self sufficiency."
Congress originally approved
the tax credit legislation in 1975. The
maximum benefit at that time was
$400 per year and has grown to
$4,300 for tax year 2004. Income
and family size determine the
amount of the EITC. When the EITC
exceeds the amount of taxes owed,
it results in a tax refund to those
who claim and qualify for the credit.
To qualify, taxpayers must meet
certain requirements and file a tax
return. For more information on


claim requirements for the EITC,
visit www.irs.gov/eitc or call (800)
TAX-1040. The Agency for Work-
force Innovation is the state's lead
workforce agency and directly
administers the state's Labor Mar-
ket Statistics program, Unemploy-
ment Compensation, Early Learn-
ing and various workforce
development programs.. The
agency served as the administrative
and fiscal entity for Florida's school
readiness system since 2000.Work-
force development policy and guid-
ance in Florida is provided by
Workforce Florida, Inc. Workforce
Florida and the Agency for Work-
force Innovation are partners in the
Employ Florida network which
includes 24 Regional Workforce
Boards, which deliver services
through nearly 100, One-Stop
Career Centers around the state. To
claim the EITC, taxpayers must
meet the following rules:
*Must have earned income.
*Must have a valid Social Secu-
rity number.
*Ilnvestment income is limited
to $2,650.
*Filing status can't be "married
filing separately".
*Generally must be a U.S. citi-
zen-or resident alien all year.


*Cannot be a qualifying child of
another person.
*Cannot file Form 2555 or 2555-
EZ (related to foreign earned
income).
' You need to have worked and
have earned income less than
$11,490 ($12,490 if married filing
jointly) if there is no qualifying
child. '
$30,338 ($31,338 if married fil-
ing jointly) if there is one qualifying
child.
$34,458 ($35,458 if married fil-
ing jointly) if there is more than one
qualifying child.
Qualifying child criteria: The
child must meet the relationship,
age and residency tests.
Common errors to avoid:
*Taxpayers claim a child who is
not a qualifying child.
*Married taxpayers who should
file as married filing separately,
instead file as single or head of
household.
*Income-reporting errors.
*Taxpayers or qualifying chil-
dren with incorrect Social Security
numbers.
For more information on the
EITC, visit www.irs.gov/eitc or call
(800) TAX-1040.


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The Southwest Florida Com-
munity Foundation is offering
scholarship opportunities to stu-
dents in the following counties:
Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry
and Glades. Public and private
high schools have been sent
packets with scholarship infor-
mation regarding eligibility and
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vidual scholarships to provide
funding for 137 area students,
including scholarships for
matriculating students. The foun-
dation awarded over $220,000
last year to students.
Any interested student should
contact the scholarship represen-
tative at their high school. For this


information, contact the finan-.,
cial need office at their college,
'or call Coral McLaughlin at (239)
274-5900. The deadline .for sub-
mission of applications for these
scholarships is Feb. 3. You may
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Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. is the recipient of Federal financial assistance
from the Rural Utility Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of
1975, as amended; Executive Order 11246, the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as
amended; and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color,
national origin, age, religion, sex, disability or handicap shall be excluded from
participation in, admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be
subjected to discrimination under any of this organization's programs or activi-
ties.

The person responsible for coordinating this organization non-discrimination
compliance efforts is L.T. Todd, General Manager and CEO of Glades Electric
Cooperative. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that this
organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further informa-
tion about the statutes and regulations listed above from and/or file a written
complaint with this organization; or the Secretary, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250; or the Administrator, Rural Utility
Services, Washington, D.C. 20250. Complaints must be filed within 180 days
after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent
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Ten ways to make nutrition and health resolutions a reality


By Eric M. Bost
Frequently, our resolutions for
the New Year focus on improving
our health, exercising, and losing
weight. All too often, despite our
good intentions, many of us find
ourselves slipping into our old
habits of unhealthy eating and
inactivity early in the year. Nearly
six in 10 Americans resolve to
lose weight, exercise more, or
make some other health-related
changes in their lives. Yet, only 10-
percent of Americans strictly
stick to their resolutions, while
another 24 percent do so occa-
sionally. This means that 66 per-
cent of us don't keep our resolu-
tions at all.
You may already know that.
there is an epidemic of obesity in
the United States. Over 60 per-
cent of adults and 16 percent of
our children are either over-
weight or obese. Eating right and
being physically active are vital to
promoting health and reducing


the risk for death or disability due
to chronic diseases such as heart
disease, certain cancers, dia-
betes, stroke, and osteoporosis.
Adopting a healthier lifestyle
involves healthy eating and phys-
ical activity in a series of small
attainable steps. It may not be
the easiest thing to do, but when
it comes to obesity and being
overweight, we all must work
together to improve our lives and
the lives of our children.
The Departments of Agricul-
ture and Health and Human Ser-
vices just released the Dietary
Guidelines for Americans, which
highlights how to:
Make smart choices from
every food group.
Find your balance between
food and physical activity.
Get the most out of your
calories.
These guidelines can provide
help in keeping your nutrition
and physical activity resolutions.
These 10 simple steps are


designed to help you achieve
your goals. Try them out, and
then pass this information along
to a family member or friend
who may also be in the midst of a
battle with New Year's diet and
exercise resolutions.
Healthier Lifestyle tips:
1. Don t try to do
everything at once. Set one or
two specific, realistic nutrition
and physical activity goals and
you will be more likely to stick to
them.
2. Focus on changing behav-
ior in small steps. Drink water or
low fat milk instead of high calo-
rie beverages with your meals.
Eat a salad as a first course with
your dinner. Start your day with
breakfast. Walk an extra 2,000
steps per day. When dessert is a
must, make it fruit.
3. Write your goals down and
post them in a visible place, like
the refrigerator door.
4. Log your progress. Keep a
journal or chart to track your


progress toward your goal.
5. Reward yourself with a
favorite activity when you reach
your goals. Watch a ball game or
take a bubble bath when you've
stuck to your exercise goals for a
week.
6. Enlist supporters. Share
your goals with friends and fami-
ly and ask them to check in with
you to see how you're doing.
7. Recruit a friend or family
member to participate in your
physical activity and nutrition
resolutions with you. Commit to'
exercising together. Walk or ride
bikes with the whole family.
When eating out, share an entree
or dessert with a friend.
8. Look for opportunities to
increase activity in your day. Take
the stairs rather than the elevator.
Choose the faraway parking
space rather than the one closest
to the door.
9. Control your environment.
What triggers your behavior?
Don't have high-calorie snack


Crist Joins nationwide SUV safety campaign


NEW YORK-Attorney General
Charlie Crist helped launch a
nationwide SUV safety campaign
resulting from a $51.5-million set-
tlement reached with Ford Motor
Company by Florida and the other
49 states.
Under the nationwide settle-
ment, in which Florida served as
the lead state, Ford agreed to pro-
vide $27 million for a year-long
national education program to
reduce SUV rollovers, particularly
among young male drivers who
have the highest incidence of
such accidents.
The focus of the safety cam-
paign is the largely overlooked
fact that driving a sport utility vehi-
cle as if it were an ordinary pas-
senger car can be fatal. In 2000,
rollover crashes killed 9,873 occu-
pants of passenger cars and light
trucks, accounting for almost
one-third of the total deaths of
occupants of these types of vehi-
cles. Despite these disturbing fig-
ures, more than four in 10 Ameri-
cans think they are safer in an
SUV than in a regular car, accord-
ing to a new consumer survey.
Crist traveled to New York to
participate in the launch of the
public safety campaign, which
will utilize a fictional animal mas-
cot, named ESUVEE, to improve
awareness of SUV safety among
younger drivers. In keeping with
the animal theme, the kickoff
event was held at ihe Central Park
Zoo. ESUVEL will appear ini safety
materials displayed through
movie theaters, billboards and
print, online and broadcast adver-
tisements.


"This campaign can save
lives," said Crist. "The purpose is
to alert SUV owners, especially
younger drivers, that these vehi-
cles need to be respected for what
they can and cannot do. They are
susceptible to rollovers when
overloaded, or when a sudden
maneuver is made at a high rate
of speed. Drivers need to be the
master of these vehicles, not the
other way around."
Crist was joined at the kickoff
event by state Attorneys General
William Sorrell of Vermont,
Richard Blumenthal of Connecti-
cut and Tom Miller of Iowa, as
well as by David Champion, sen-
ior director of the Auto Test
Department for Consumer
Reports. The campaign highlights.
critical tips for driving SUVs that
can mean the difference between
life and death. SUV drivers should
check tire pressure monthly,
avoid overloading the SUV, always
wear a seatbelt, and try to avoid
abrupt maneuvers and speeding,
according to the safety campaign.
The concept of a safety cam-
paign was conceived in Decem-
ber 2002, when the 50 states,
Puerto Rico, the 'U.S. Virgin
Islands and the District of Colum-
bia reached a settlement with
Ford. The agreement, crafted by
lawyers within the Florida Attor-
ney General's Office, settled state
lawsuits alleging that Ford's mar-
keting practices misled con-
sumers on how to drive, load and
maintain Ford Explorers. As part
of the settlement, Ford agreed to
fund the $27-million consumer
education campaign on SUV safe-


First annual Moore Haven

Bridge walk planned


Step Up, Florida 2005 is a
statewide event put on by the
Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Chronic Disease
Control and Prevention pro-
moting physical activity and
healthy lifestyles and it's com-
ing to Glades County on Fri-
day, Feb. 11, presented locally
by the Glades County Health
Department.
The 1st Annual Step Up,
Florida Moore Haven Bridge
Walk is scheduled to begin at 4
pm across the street from the
high school football field. This
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participants will receive a Step
Up, Florida T-Shirt and water
bottle. The walk will follow an
existing route up and over the
bridge and return, approxi-
mately 2.5 miles, which walk-
ers may take advantage of on a
regular basis.
For additional information,
contact Waynette Rives at the
Glades County Health Depart-
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ty. In their lawsuits, the states
alleged that Ford failed to disclose
a known safety risk concerning
failures with certain tires, and that
Ford's advertising misled con-
sumers as to the safe use of Ford
SUVs.
The SUV Safety Campaign will
utilize a Web site, www.ESU-
VEE.com, to provide tips and
information about safe operation
and. maintenance of SUVs.
Throughout the year, the site will
also provide information on
upcoming events where the ESU-
VEE mascot will appear. The
Campaign aims to inform the
public about the following critical
safety elements that can help save
lives:
-Handling: SUVs have a higher
center of gravity than passenger
cars, which contributes to the
higher risk of rollover. The
'chances of an SUV rollover are
further increased by speeding,


abrupt maneuvers, inattentive-
ness, tailgating, recklessness,
aggressiveness or impaired driv-
ing.
-Loading: According to the
new consumer survey, nearly 50
percent of Americans do not
know that overloading an SUV
increases the risk of rollovers. The
number of occupants, as well as
the weight and distribution of
cargo, raises an SUV's center of
gravity, increasing the risk of
rollover.
-Tires: Tire size, pressure and
maintenance are keys to SUV
safety. Drivers should monitor
each of these, and take them into
account when loading an SUV.
-Seat belts: Perhaps the most
preventable cause of death in an
SUV rollover is ejection from the
vehicle. Eighty percent of those
killed in SUV rollovers are unbelt-
ed.


Pro Steadman Scholarship

Fund Cake Auction


The Pro Steadman Scholarship
Fund was started .as a community
project in honor of Mrs. Pro Stead-
man.
"Pro" was the mother of five 4-
H'ers, a leader for 10 years, and
was very active in all sectors of the
4-H program. She believed in the 4-
H organization and seeing it reach
its full potential for bringing fami-
lies together and keeping mem-
bers interested in worthwhile proj-
ects. She Was diagnosed with ALS
(commonly known as Lou
Gehrig's disease) in May of 1988.
Throughout her struggle with the
disease, she maintained her inter-
est and involvement in youth pro-
grams' as much as she physically
could. She died in December of
1992, but still lives on in the hearts
of the many that she influenced.
Mrs. Yvonne Swindle, current


president of the Hendry County
Fair Association, came up with the
idea of starting an annual men's
cake auction at the County Fair to
raise money for a 4-H Scholarship
in honor of Pro. The idea involved
many male "celebrities" from our
local communities and required
them to bake a cake to be auc-
tioned at the Fair. The idea really
took off and with the help of many
generous cake makers and bid-
ders, as well as volunteers and fair
directors, the auction now raises
the money to provide two college
scholarships each year to worthy 4-
H members.
The male celebrity cake auction
will take place on Friday, March 19,
at the Hendry County Fairgrounds
beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the enter-
tainment pavilion. Please come out
and give your support.


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Clewiston spring

sports scheudle
2005 CHS Varsity Baseball p.m.
Schedule April 4: Hosts SWFC, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 15-18: At Lake Placid Pre- April 6: Hosts Dunbar, 7 p.m.
season Classic, TBA April 8: At Labelle, 7 p.m.
Feb. 22: Hosts American Her- April 12: Hosts Immokalee, 6
itage, 6 p.m. p.m.
Feb. 24: Hosts Lake Placid, 6:30 April 14: At Glades Day, 3 p.m.
p.m. April 15: At Bishop Verot, TBA.
Feb. 25: At Golden Gate, 7 p.m. April 20: At Okeechobee, 7 p.m.
March 4: At Dunbar, 7 p.m. April 21: At Lake Placid, 7 p.m.
March 7: At Avon Park, 6 p.m. April 22: Hosts Moore Haven, 7
March 10: Hosts Moore Haven, 6 p.m.
p.m. Clewiston High School
March 12: Hosts Bishop Verot, 7 2005 Boys and Girls Tennis
p.m. Schedule
March 15: Hosts Labelle, 7p.m. Feb. 15' Hosts Lake Placid, 4
March 18: At North Port, 4 p.m. p.m.
March 21: At Bishop Verot, 7 p.m. Feb. 17: Hosts Labelle (boys),
March 24: At American Heritage, 3:30 p.m.
4p.m.ch 29: Hosts Golden Gate, 7 Feb. 17: At Labelle (girls), 3:30
March 29: Hosts Golden Gate, 7
p.m. Feb. 22: Hosts North Port, 4 p.m.
March31 :At Lake Placid,7 p.m. Feb. 24: At riverdale, 4 p.m.
April 1: At Moore Haven, 7 p.m. March 1: At Lake Placid (boys), 4
April 4: Hosts Glades Day, 6:30 M
pr.i 6: Hots Dnb, 7 p March 3: Hosts Okeechobee,
April 6: Hosts Dunbar, 7 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
April 8: At Labelle, 7 p.m. 3:3 r p. : At ake Placid (girls), 4
April 12: Hosts Immokalee, 7 March 8 At Lake Placid (girls), 4
p.m. p.m.
April 15: At SW Fla. Christian, 6 March 10: Hosts Immokalee,
p.m. 3:30 p.m.
April 19: HostsNorth Port, 6 p.m. March 15: At North Port, 4 p.m.
April 219: HosAt Immokalee, 7 p.m. 2005 Boys and Girls Track
April 25: Hosts SW Fla. Christian, Schedule
4:30 p.m. Feb.25: Hosts Labelle, 5 p.m.
April 26: At Glades Day, 4 p.m. March 1: At Golden Gate, 4:30
May 3,4,6: At Bishop Verot, Dis- p.m.
trict Tournament, TBA. March 4: Hosts Clewiston Invita-
2005 Clewiston Lady Tigers tionall, 3:30 p.m.
Softball Schedule March 8: At American Heritage,
Pre-Season Classic 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 10: At Kings, 4 p.m. Martch 10: At Palmetto Ridge, 4
Feb. 11: At Glades Day, 5:30 p.m. p.m.
Season Games March 11: At Edison Relays,
Feb. 14: At Moore Haven, 7 p.m. TBA.
Feb. 15: Hosts North Port, 7 p.m. March 15: At Labelle, 4 p.m.
Feb. 18: At Immokalee, 6 p.m. March 18: At Bishop Verot Invita-
Feb. 22: Hosts Bishop Verot, 7 tional, TBA.
p.m. March 21-28: Spring Break
Feb. 24: Hosts Glades day, 7 April 1: At Labelle Invitational, 4
p.m. p.m.
Feb.25:AtGolden Gate,7 p.m. ,April 5: Hosts Charlotte/Moore
March 4: At Dunbar, 7 p.m. Haven, 5 p.m.
March 15: Hosts Labelle, 7 p.m. 'April 5: Hosts Glades Day, 5 p.m.
March 18: At North Port, 4 p.m. April 7: At Port Charlotte Invita-
March 21: Hosts Riverdale, 7 tional, TBA.
p.m. .. Aprill.15: At District of Golden
March 22: At SWFC, 5:~mr..m. Gate, 1 p.m.
March 29: Hosts Golden Gate, 7 April 21: Regional State.

Glades Day spring

sports schedule

Varsity Baseball TBA.
Feb. 18-19: Palm Beach Gardens School Softball
Preseason classic: TBA
Feb. 24:. At American Heritage, Feb. 10-11: Moore Haven Pre-
3:45 p.m. season Softball Classic, 7 p.m.
Feb. 26: At Atlantic, TBA. Feb. 15: at Labelle, 7 p.m.
March 1: At Labelle, 6 p.m. Feb. 17: hosts Benjamin, 4 p.m.
March 3: At Park Vista, 7 p.m. Feb. 23: at Dwyer, 7 p.m.
March. 7: Hosts Jupiter Christian, Feb. 24: at Clewiston, 7 p.m.
3:30 p.m. March 1: at American Heritage, 4
March 9: At American Heritage, 6 p.m.
p.m. March 4-5: JIL Lady Lancer Soft-
March 11: Hosts St. Edward's ball Tournament, TBA.
School, 3:30 p.m. March 8: hosts John Carroll, 4
March 14: Hosts John Carroll, p.m.

3:30 p.m. March 10: hosts Palm Beach
March 16: At Benjamin School, 4 Central, 4 p.m.
p.m. March 15: at Kings Academy, 4
March 30: Hosts Pahokee, 4 p.m. p.m.
April 1: Hosts Kings Academy, 4 March 18-19: South Florida 2005
p.m. Slam-Fest, TBA.
April 4: At Clewiston, 6:30 p.m. March 21: hosts Bishop Lynch, 7
April 5: Hosts American Heritage, p.m.
3:45 p.m. March 31: at Benjamin, 4 p.m.
April 7: Hosts American Heritage, April 1: hosts Labelle, 4:30 p.m.
4 p.m. April 5: hosts Kings Academy, 4
April 11: At Kings Academy, 4 p.m.
p.m. April 8: at John Carroll, 4 p.m.
April 14: At St. Edward's School, April 12: hosts American Her-
5 p.m. itage, 4 p.m.
April 19: At John Carroll, 6 p.m. April 14: hosts Clewiston, 4:30
April 21: Hosts Benjamin School, p.m.
4 p.m. April 18: at Wellington Communi-
April 26: Hosts Clewiston, 4 p.m. ty, 8 p.m.
April 28: Hosts Labelle, 4 p.m. April 21: at American Heritage, 4
April 29: At Jupiter Christian, p.m.

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Moore Haven High School will
be hosting an alumni baseball
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High School baseball field.
According to Terrier ,head
coach, Jamie Brown, the school
tries play this game every year, but
meeting everyone's schedule has


The Clewiston Tiger mat war-
riors boarded the Glades Central
Raiders' ship Jan. 26 and came
away with a 42-21 treasure chest.
The Tigers hosted the Raiders
and the teams traded forfeits to
kick off the match. Glades Cen-
tral's Legget put the Raiders up
early with a victory in the 140-
pound division and did by com-
ing from behind to send the
match into overtime.
Legget scored a takedown.to
take a 17-15 victory away from
Clewiston's Kristopher Smith in a
very competitive match.
Clewiston's Michael Zamora
pulled the Tigers back into a
draw after winning a tough 8-3
decision over Central's Cross in
the 145-pound match, but the
turning point came in the 152-
pound division where Clewis-
ton's Alton Edmond dominated
the match and closed it out with a
second round pin.
Both teams forfeited the next
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Raiders gained points after the
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Agency has chosen a habitat he said. "The objective now is to
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Atlanta, will help fund the experi- coastal areas.
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intensive, two-year water bird and support water birds.
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nificantly enhance food sources, adding informational signage on its
shelter and habitat for resident and golf courses and will help produce
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Main, associate professor and grams, and that shows exceptional
wildlife ecologist at the University vision. They've also made a finan-
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and the surface area of golf course from the Five-Star Restoration Pro-
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sources. "The information gath- committed $15,000 over three
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tum train with a dominant first
round pin.
"This was a great match very
exciting," said Tiger head coach
Jess Alford. "This is sthe best I
have ever seen Adam wrestle. He
is improving every day."
Central was the beneficiary of
another Tiger forfeit in the heavy-
weight division, but returned the
favor by forfeiting both the 103
and 112 divisions. Clewiston
closed out the victory with 119-
pound Daniel Rifa' emerging
from a battle to take a 7-5 deci-
sion for the Tigers, securing the
42-21 victory.
Coach Alford said it was the
,best match of the night with the
action featuring two of the best
up and comers in both schools
and recognized the overall per-
formance of both teams.
"Glades Central has very ath-
letic and talented kids," said
Alford. "Coach Schultz has a
great nucleus to build champi-
onships in the future. My kids
really made me proud they
wrestled hard and gave it their all.
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School Happenings


Glade View
Elementary
Employee Of the Month
On Monday, Jan. 10, Mrs. Mary
0. Evans, Principal of Glade View
Elementary announced Mrs. Tere-
sa Bledsoe as the Employee of the
Month for January. Mrs. Bledsoe is
the SAI (Supplemental Academic
Instruction) teacher. She works
with third and fourth grade stu-
dents, and has worked at Glade
View for 15 years. She is the Acad-
emic Games Sponsor, RIF Coordi-
nator and Reading Counts Coordi-
nator. Her main priority is to
motivate the students to read. Mrs.
Bledsoe also participates in our
schools FCAT tutorial program.
She enjoys working with the staff
and students here at Glade View.
Glade View Elementary would
like to thank Mrs. Teresa Bledsoe
for her dedication and hard work.
Pictured is Principal, Ms. Mary 0.
Evans with Mrs. Teresa Bledsoe.

Canal Point
Elementary
Students in grades two-six
have been participating in the
Reading Counts incentive pro-
gram. Many students are reading
books, taking quizzes and meet-
ing their monthly goals. The stu-
dents who met their reading goal
this month went on a shopping
spree in the Reading Counts
Incentive Shop. Students were
able to shop for games, sporting
goods, books and other exciting
items.
The students who met their
goal this month were: Antonio
Bess, Candace Hardy, Bonique
Holmes, Ivy Love, DeQuisha Polk,
Armando Saucedo, Leonard
Simpson, Ikeia Slaughter, Carlos
Valdez, Hebry Ware, Rontavious
Austin, Tanika Canty, Johnathan
Clay, Clinton Everett, Jose Garcia,
Ruwada Kahok, Leon King, Sha-
condria Murdock, Shacoyia Polk,
Rhandi Richardson, Ednesha
Shine, Marion Simmons, Arisbeth
Cortez, Yaritza Haro, Amairany
Paniagua, Darrius Addie, Ronker-
ria Woods, N'Neka Daniels,
Jazmyne Burroughs, Patricia
Canales, Erica Lawson, Frankie
Rolle, Tyra Crawford, Keshawn
Fleming, Austin Santana, Christo-
pher Lewis, Brandon Allen,
Edward Boyce, Juan Calvillo,
Pedro Fonseca, Marcus Hardy,
Javarious Johnson, Jennifer Pani-
agua, Taylor Slydell and Jakeeanu
Smith.
Academic Focus:
First Grade is learning about
the properties of magnets. They
are reading' books, performing
experiments and writing about
their experiences. They have
decided that magnets are cool.
Caught Being Good Classes:
Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Miller's
classes were treated to ice cream
with Mrs. Smith.
Coach's Reading Challenge:
Bryan Robertson and Arisbeth
Cortez.
Dates to note:
2/8 FCAT Writes (grade 4)
2/15-SAC, 6:00
2/25-FCAT pep rally


Courtesy photo
Mrs. Mary 0. Evans, Principal of Glade View Elementary with
Mrs. Teresa Bledsoe Employee of the Month for January


Belle Glade
Elementary
The faculty and staff of Belle
Glade Elementary would like to
wish all of our families and com-
munity members a happy and
prosperous new year. We believe
that it takes a village to raise and
educate a child. We also believe
that everyone has a talent that can
be used to help assist a child's aca-
demic and personal growth. Belle
Glade Elementary is welcoming
individuals who would like to men-
tor children and help ensure their
successful development. The giv-
ing of your time will help a child
mature into a successful adult and
bring you the great personal
reward of knowing that you helped
to positively influence a person's
life. Please call Edna Stephens to
enroll in our mentoring a child pro-
gram at (561) 993-4490.
FCAT writes is quickly
approaching. On Feb. 8-10, our
fourth grade students will be taking
the writing portions of the FCAT.
Parents please help your children
prepare for the test by encouraging
them to write with vivid details and
examples. Encourage your chil-
dren to write in complete sen-
tences and to fully develop their
paragraphs and thoughts. Also,
make sure they get a good night's
sleep and have a good breakfast.
Most importantly, encourage them
to do their best work and to believe
in themselves. Thank you for all of
your help and support.

Gove Elementery
CATTALK
Go Red for Women:..
On Friday, Feb. 4, women and
men across the country will be
wearing red to celebrate women's
health and to raise awareness of
the seriousness of heart disease in
women. The Wellness Team in
conjunction with the American
Heart Association would like to
encourage every staff member to
wear red on Feb. 4. A special break-
fast will be held to celebrate the
importance of this event. Contact
Mrs. M. Bueno, Media Specialist, or
Mrs. J. Lampp, Secretary, if you are
interested in attending a "Red
Breakfast of Fun". The money
raised will be donated to the AHA.
So remember, Go Red for


Women...for your heart, your
health, and your life. Heart disease
is the number one killer of women
in America. Go Red for Women
and discover the power to help pre-
vent this killer.
Read to Scoot
In celebration of "Read Across
America", students are being
encouraged to participate in the
"Read to Scoot" contest sponsored
by FEA, Staples, and Saturn/UAW.
The purpose of the contest is to
motivate the students to read out-
side of school and to promote
parental support. To enter the con-
test, parents complete an entry
form (available at school) listing
five books their child has read or
they had read to their child. The,
parent must mail.all entries before
Feb. 18 to be eligible to win one of
10 Razor Scooters and a $100 Sta-
ples Gift Card for their teacher.
Good luck to all of the participants.
Dental Sealant Program
Congratulations to second
grade students, teachers and par-
ents for surpassing the challenge of
having at least 70 percent of the stu-
dents participate in the Dental
Sealant Program sponsored by the
Palm Beach County Health Dept.
and the school district. The Health
Dept. will be sponsoring a pizza
party for their participation in this
program.
Healthy Choice
Kudos to third grade students
for winning the "Healthy Choice"
Award during the month of Janu-
ary. In. our efforts to encourage
proper nutrition, the Wellness
Team is monitoring the lunch
choices made by the students on a
monthly basis. The grade selecting
the healthiest lunch choices wins
the "Healthy Ch-ice" trophy 'for
that month.
Walk-A-Thon
The Parent Teacher Organiza-
tion is sponsoring a Walk-A-Thon
Feb 11. The purpose of this initia-
tive is to raise money for special
school events, fieldtrips and to pro-
mote the importance of staying,
physically fit. The following prizes
will be awarded to the top five stu-
dents raising the most money: 1st
Prize: $100 Target gift card; 2nd
Prize: $75 gift card; 3rd Prize: $50
gift card; 4th Prize: $25 gift card; 5th
Prize: $10 gift card. Students are to
turn in their monies collected form


before Feb. 11 to qualify for the
prizes. PTO members will be in the
front of the school every morning
between 7:30-8 a.m. collecting the
forms.
Upcoming events:
Feb. 4: 100th Day of School Cel-
ebration
Red Day for Women's Health
Feb. 7: Spanish Class for Teach-
ers and Parents
Feb. 8: FCAT Writing 4th Grade
Academic Games / Community
Fitness at 5 p.m.

Glades Day School.
Be sure to call soon to reserve
your place at the Mardi Gras Extrav-
aganza (see invitation). The mem-
bers of the planning committee
have been working diligently to
assure that it will be an exciting
event. The members of the com-
mittee are Cheryl Burns, Karen
Dooms, Lisa Duda, Cindy and
Buddy McKinstry, Barbara Miede-
ma, Linda Moss, Rebeca Rionda,
and Donia Roberts. Space is limited
and it is sure to be an event you
don't want to miss, so call now.
There have been several addi-
tions to the faculty and staff at GDS.
The administration is pleased to
welcome Mrs. Cindy King of Belle
Glade to our Finance Department,
Mrs. Nelda Erwin.of Royal Palm
Beach to our History Department,
and Ms. Pam Richardson of Belle
Glade to our Math Department. Mr.
Brian Seider who has been at GDS
for many years in the Math Depart-
ment, now fills the position of Dean
of Boys.
Elementary
The sixth annual Grandparent's
Day was held at GDS this past Mon-
day, Jan. 31, and it was another
huge success. Many grandparents
came to eat breakfast with their
grandchildren and then enjoyed a
musical performance by their
classes. The k-3 through first grade
had a separate performance from
the second through sixth graders.
Also, the winners of the "What My
Grandparents Mean To Me" writing
contest were announced. The
grand prize winner was fifth grader
. Casey White who went home with
$25. Sixth grader Alex Chu, fourth
grader Abby Schlechter, and third
grader Lizzee Lohmann were all
prize winners in the competition.
The fourth grade classes will be
traveling to Knollwood Groves on a
field trip, Friday, Feb. 4.
HighSchool
Mr. Goertzen's Spanish classes
have been busy completing reports
on famous Latin American people.
They have been using the comput-
er lab to find information on the
Internet and then write their reports
in Spanish on the computers.
Many of the seniors have been
busy taking college entrance
exams, applying for, acceptance
into colleges and for scholarships
as well. Our Glades Day School
Pathfinder Nominees for this year
were Haley Meeks for Academic
Excellence, Mallory McKee for
Community Involvement, Jennifer
Romagosa for Foreign Language,
Jay Hendry for History and Political
Science, and Jaimee Alvarez for
Mathematics.


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terful design & construction of this one-
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nestled on 10 +/- pristine acres wl 425'
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%.1; LISTI,NG! tAntque' 2BR/2B
riverfront estate home wl allached
2BR/1B guest house on 5 +(- nverfront
acres w' horse barn located close to
Hendry/Lee line., $1,350,000


NEW LISTING! Extraordinary
3BR/2B custom intracoastal home
located in a progressive E. Ft. Myers
riverfront community. $999,800

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Stunning 5BR/3.5B/2G two story 4,700
+/- sq. ft. hdme located on 5 +/- private
acres complete w! horse barn, windmill
& private pond Elegance abouunds
inside w/ formal & casual dining & Iving
areas a dramatic staircase. & a sec-
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Gracious 3BR/2B/2G custom two story
estate home located on 5 +/- fenced
acres, features large rooms. a greaw


Immaculate .3BR/28/2G precision
crafted home, with an open split floot
plan, located on 1 +/- manicured acre in
LaBelle's only gated subdivision fea.
tures oversized rooms a huge
screened lanai S the test amenities
around' $289,900 _____


38R/2B/2G split floor plan CBS home,
.located in Parkwood Estates, offers
cathedral ceilings, a caged pool & spa,
new A/C & roof, & much more...
$265.000


3BR/28 two story home located on 5
+/- ac. in Pioneer Plantation. Beautifully
landscaped property wl above ground
pool! Great Place for Horses! $259,900



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4BR/28 rustic cabin-style home on 2.2
+/- acres in Muse abounds with poten-
tial! BRING YOUR HORSES! Back
acre is fenced w/ horse stalls. Peace &
Quiet Guaranteed! $185,900.
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SE I LIS T\iG! 2BR/1B CBS home
located in town on an oak covered lot
in a nice neighborhood! $135,000


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C G BS home on 2 5 t/- acres in Pioneer
Plantation. $127,000.


*3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
10 +1- acres in Muse w/ a newly
planted tree nursery!! $289,900
* 38R/3B doublewide mobile home, in,
spectacular condition, on 5 +1- acres in
Pioneer!! $189,900
* 3BR/2B mobile home on 10 +P-
secluded acres in Muse!! $189,900
* 3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
2.5 +/- acres in Pioneer offers
upgrades galore, paved access, & a
barn w/ electric & water. $124,900
* 3BR/2B mobile home on 2.3 +/-
,acres, just south of LaBelle. $119,000
* REDUCED AGAIN! 312 doublewide
mobile home in immaculale condition.
on 1 +/- fenced acre $98,000
* 4BR'2B mobile home on manageable
homesile pnced nght for an investment/
income property $68,000


* R11 ERI'RON F! 1.44 +/- cleared
acre, located on C.R. 78 w/ 130' +/- of
riverfront. $495,000
* Ril ERkI. RO\T 1 + cleared acre
lo4Be(Cqftec &I-
of riverfront, $475,00 ..-
* RIVERFRONT! 1 + wooded acre
located on Ft. Denaud Rd. w/110' +1-
of riverfront. $475,000
* RIVERFRONTI 1 +/-wooded acre
located in one of LaBelle's best
neighborhoods. $475,000
* RI'hRI'RO.\! 0.83 +/- fenced
. acre located in town w/ 130' +/- of
riverfront. $450,000
* RIVERFRONTI 0.25 +/- cul-de-
sac homesite in E. Ft. Myers w/ seawall
& boat lifts $399,900
* 22 *1. fenced, cross-fenced, & galed
acres in LaDeca Acres w/ 2BR/2B
mobile home' $399,500
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Pa et e le PW Ak4l9of
cul-de sac $300,000
* [l ,te flree filled fenced &
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* 1.25 +/- oak tilled acres on CR 78 in o t- acres w/ ouu + I-, i niver
Alva, $135,000 frontage in Alva. $1,350,000
* 2 +/- acre oak-filled homesite in a 26 +/- acres located on SR 29, just
private in-town location. Three south of LaBelle, $850,000
buildable sites. $126,900 3.14 +/- acres w/ paved frontage on 4
* CREEKFRONT! 0.25 +/- acre streets in Downtown LaBelle! $699,900
located at SE comer of CR 78 & Ca- 4.6 +1- acres located at busy Port
loosa Estates Dr. $100,000 LaBelle intersection close to schools &
* 1.18 +/- beautifully wooded acre homes. $699,900
located in town in a top notch neighbor- .50 +/- acre located at busy in town
hood. $95,000 intersection. $600,000
* NEW LISTING! 0.88 +/- acre located
in Parkwood Estates S/D. $85,000
* 5 +/- wooded acres located in Ladeca
Acres. $80,000
o DRASTICALLY REDUCED 5 +/-
acres located in Pioneer Plantation wl
access, $70,000
* REDUCED TO SELL! .57 +/- acre in-
town tlot in nice neighborhood. $55,000
* 0 67 41/- acre homesite located in
Indian Hills S/D $23,900
v PORT LABELLE LOTS! We, hae Souiti h',
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from $15K- S30K! .
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* 508 +/- acres located in Alva with
riverfrontage & deep water canal
frontage. $55,800,000
* 1586 +/- acres located east of LaBelle
w/ 2 +/- miles of riverfront & 2 +/- miles
of SR 80 frontage. $23,796,300
* 24 +/- acres located on the corner of
SR 80 & Joel Blvd. in Alva! $4,000,000
* 100 +/- acres located just west of city
limits zoned for commercial &
residential. $3,500,000
* 44 +/- acres located on SR 29,
$3,431,134
* 19.5 +1- acres 1,250' +/- of river
frontage east of LaBelle $2,500,000
* 19 +1- acres w/ frontage on SR ''0 P
FI Tnomspon Ave $2,200,000
* 3 38 +/- acres located on cornerr of
SR 80 8 Broadway in Alva $1,900,000
* 19 t/- acres wi frontage on SP u i.
Ft Thomspon Ave $2,200,000
* 31 +1- acres on former golf course .'
SR 80 frontage. $1,550,000


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7(0 Sowwh Main Street
I'P.O. Box 1680 LaBelle, Florida 33975
863-075-4500 Fax: 863-675-6575
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Employment -
Full-Tlme 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


Busy Home Health Agency
Expanding to this
area looking for:
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ST/MSW & marketer.
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or fax resume to:
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Everglades Federal
Credit Union
Receptionist needed,
Previous Phone
Experience
Preferred, Proficient Word
& Excel, Bilingual a + Apply
in Person, Mail resume to
1099 W.Ventura Ave
Attn: Marta
or email resume to
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Everglades Federal
Credit Union
LOOKING FOR TELLER.
.mail resume: to
1099 W.Venttura Ave,
Clewiston FL. 33440
or email efcu@earthling.net
or fax to
866-302-5212
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PALM BEACH COUNTY
Career opportunities available in the Hattie
Field Child Development Center (Early Head
Start) in South Bay. The County offers excep-
tional benefits.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT (3 Posi-
tions, Infants and Toddlers), $10.40/hr. Re-
quires high school/equivalent AND 1 yr. ex-
perience working directly with the care and
development of young children (ages 0-5--
i.e., preschoolers) AND 40 hrs. DCF Child
Care training at time of application (must
specify). MOst obtain a National CDA, Infant
and Toddler Specialization, within 1 yr. of
hire (Closes 2/11/05)
CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE I (2 Po-
sitions, Infants and Toddlers), $11.04/hr. Re-
quires an Associate's Degree in Early Child-
hood Education/Child Development/related
(or 60-sem./90-qtr. hrs. related college
course work) AND 1 yr. experience working
directly with the care and development of
young children (ages 0-5-i.e., preschool-
ers); or equivalent education and experience.
Must currently possess 40 hrs. DCF child
care training OR must apply for training with-
in 90 days of hire and supply documentation
of completion within 6 months of hire. Must
obtain a National CDA, Infant and Toddler
specialization, within 1 yr. of hire. (OPEN un-
til filled.)
FAMILY SERVICES SPECIALIST, $12.80/hr.
Implements and coordinates Early Head Start
services for pregnant women, infants and
toddlers. Requires a Bachelor's Degree in
Early Childhood Education/Child Develop-
ment, Child and Family Studies, Psychology,
Sociology, Social Work, Human Services/
related AND 1 yr. experience working with the
economically disadvantaged (or an MSW,
MS/MA in Early Childhood Education/Child
Development; OR an unrelated BS/BA and 2
yrs. related exp.). (Closes 2/11/05)
Visit www.pbcgov.com for detailed position
descriptions and employment application.
Applicants are requested to submit copies of
required certifications. Submit appl./resume
and any Vet. Pref. doc. for receipt by 5 p.m.
on advertised closing date to Palm Beach
County Human Resources, 50 S. Military
Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415. FAX: (561)616-
6893. EO/AA M/F/DN/V (DFWP)





A Duda and Sons, Inc., necesita un
camionero de combustible para propor-
cionarle servicio a equipos y vehiculos de
rancho. Tambien esta en busca de sol-
dadores para su taller. Se ofrece un
paquete- que incluye un plan medico,
seguro de vida, vacaciones, plan de retire,
y otros beneficios. Sueldo segun la expe-
riencia. Empleo libre de drogas. Dirijase
a 1510 Carretera 29 *Norte, Felda,
Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim McWay a
su telefono (863) 673-0363. Practicamos
una political de igualdad de oportu-
nidades.


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Waitress/Bilingual, Good
personality. Must be
bilingual. No experience...
We'll train. Part Time on
Weekends. (863)983-3227


SNOW HIRING
Glades Ford is looking for the following:
*Experienced Salespeople
*Certified Technicians
*Certified Transmission Mechanic
*Part-time Retiree's as Drivers.
* Office Manager Trainee (knowledgeable in
accounting and automotive experience helpful)
Excellent pay plan advancement
available, great benefits.
Many opportunities.

Apply in Person

525 N.W Avenue L* Belle Glade, FL 33430

Call 561-992-4000
Friday 9 a.m. 5 p.m. J


AMAZINGLY UNIQUE REGISTERED NURSE
We are looking for compassionate, dedicated & experienced RN to
help provide disease management services to HIV/AIDS patients. In
Western Palm Beach county Belle Glades county area. Duties to in-
clude: de: developing, coordinating & implementing plan of care w/other
team members, ensuring continuous quality care.
Current FL. RNM licensure required (BSN preferred), 3 years clinical
nursing experience, 1 year HIV/AIDS care or managed care experience
are required. Fluency in Spanish or Creole much desired.
Please forward all resumes to rhaberle@aidshealth.org or fax to
(561)279-9608 or via mail to:
Positive Healthcare \
14000 Military Trail,. Suite 104.
Delray Beach, FL 33484

s *


Senior Connections of SW FL, Inc.
Project Secretary and Case Aide
positions needed in busy office.
Full-time with benefits. Driver
needed mornings only for elder
dining site in Buckhead Ridge near
Okeechobee. On-call personal care
aides needed- at all locations.
Applications accepted at Senior
Connections of SW FL, Inc., offices
M-F, 8-5. In LaBelle, at 475 E.
Cowboy Way, (675-1446) in
Clewiston at 1200 W.C. Owen
5 983-7088) or in Moore Haven at
01 First Street NW (946-1821).
We are an E.O.E.
All positions open until filled.



ALICO INC.
is now hiring a MECHANIC for
the Citrus Division with at least
2 years grove experience.
Good benefits, plus retirement.
I Apply
in person at the
Alico office,
640 S. Main St.,
LaBelle.
Alico, Inc. is an


Waitress/Mesera agrada-
ble buena presencia para
trabajar en Restaurant fines
de semana en Clewiston -
Pioneeer. De preprencia
Bilingue. (863)983-3227
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LAWNCARE SERVICE
NEEDED- Call Louis
(772)332-5040.

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RECEPTIONIST
Bi-lingual, little typing re-
quired, call for informa-
tion. (863)983-4663.


Drivers/OTR-Tanker look-
ing for Professional driv-
ers! NEW 2005 Equip-
ment, Top Pay, BONUSES,
Prepass & EZ Pass, Rider
Program & Much more!
North American Tank
Lines (866)748-6285.


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Financial


Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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are that it is. If you have
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fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
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well as long distance toll
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but occasionally we may
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Thursday, February 3, 2005


Garage
Yard Sale 1451


Food &
Beverage 1611


Employment
Full Time 205


Employment
Full Time


Employment
Full Time 205


Employment
Full Time


Employment
Full Time 105








Thursday Fhruarirv 2 005


- -


Fuel service truck driver needed at
Duda, Inc to service farm equip-
ment. Excellent benefit package,
pay conmnensuraie with experi-
ence. Drtg free workplace. Apply
at 510 Hy. 29 North in Felda,
Florida, Contaec is Jim McVay
(863) 673-0363. EOE/V/H/FM




A. Dudas Sons, Inc. is in need of a
welder for our Grove Shop.
Excellent benefits and pay depend-
ing o .n experience. E E PFiase
apply in person at 15I. ._-:vy 29 N.
in Felda. Contact person is Jim
McVa 8631 6573-0363



J X, PO-.RT INSUftAINC

AUtNL. ?, iikV

Expei- -.d insurance Agent.
Mirnimltum 3 yeai experience
required. Fi i.,ir ,'II ,rs
Fax resume 863 .46 3645
or call 863 .t, 3644


PA:, TIME AP
CLERK NEEDED

Requirements: Computer skills,
reliable, organized, able to work
independently, frinedly professional
demeanor. Apply at Palm Terrace
of Clewiston, 301 S *".-, Street.
13*863 -983-51. K



PORT LABELLE
UTILITY SYSTEM
Has an immediate opening for a Class C or
higher wastewater treatment plant operator.
Great benefits package, state retirement
system, paid medical, paid. denial, paid va-
cation and sick ieavs.

Vet pref, EEO, Drug free, ...ii. ao-s with
disabilities needing assistance in the apply-
,ing. Call 863-675-:5 *,z



LPN &
F "'NUti CLERK
Competitive Salary & Benefits
(F/T Positions).
Apply in person
between 8am-4pm/M-F or
(863)946-2420 ext. 103
EEO M/F/H/VETERANS EMPLOYER


Emlymn
Meical


CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS
Evening & Night Shifts
2 years or less experience $8/hr
Over 2 and less than 6 yrs $9/hr
6 or more years of experience $10/ihr
Shift Differential & Excellent Benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees
RNs & LPNs
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one ,,sek
4 on/3 off the next week:
Excellent salary & benefits
Mileage paid to and frori wor;k
for out-of-town employees
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR MA NuiJSii
LTC & Management experience desirable
Excellent salary & benefits
Mileage paid to and from work
for out-of-town employees
RN NURSE MANAGER
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one week
4on/3 off the next Cweek
Nights 7pm-7aiT!
LTC & Mgmt. experience desirable
Excellent salary & benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
-out-of-town employees
Glades Health Care Center
Pahokee, Florida
STATE RATED 4 STAR FACILITY
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Call 561-924-5561
Fax: 561-924-9466


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MEDICAL CENTER
Regate red Nurses
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V ;.,PA' -,- t ,, ,', iTherapy
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Home Health
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Physical T' lSurg or
Reh,a A .. ,; hr /I .
0 R. Staff Nurse
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A! Type of Work Available
2:2 7. Siugarland Hwy.
7 Clewiston Inn)
( iS ao2-9494


PULL CASH FROM YOUR
HOME NO CREDIT
CHECK. GUARANTEED
APPROVAL (800)605-
18i0.


LEARNi iORE ABOUT'
IRS's and Ivesting.
Firs; Bank aY alwiston
860-963- a9s.






i
Babysitting 405
Child Cdre Needed 111
Child Care Urtereo, i:
Instruction 42t,
Services Oftered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


P 5ne- ('.l)9964524
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GENEVA ANDREWS
ONLINE CHRISTIAN
BOOKSTORE
Bibles, books, tapes
DVD's, Rentals
Market Place
Gifts Certificates, etc.
www.qenevaandrews.
SpreadTheWord.com
(863)983-4156


Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
$7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave.. Tampa FL
33607.

NEW ,.'..EC VrIEEL-
CHAiS & Diabetic Sup-
plies At No Cost. If eligible.
Scooter type w/basket or
iold-up. Medicare/P Fivat
Insurance Accep'ed TLC
Medical Suolies, Inc
(888)601-064.







SCREEN & PATIO
ENCLOSURES,
Rescreening & repair.
lic.# 2001-19849 &
insured. (561)784-5568
or 561-358-2456.


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P/T JUVENILE DIVERSION
PROGRAM CASE MANAGER

For Hendry County-LaBelle area.
Should live within 20 miles of LaBelle.
$12.00/hr. College Deg. w/1 yr. exp. req.
Fax resume to Bay Area Youth Services
239-939-3238 or email to:
bavsahlgren@aol.com
DJJ funded/DFWP


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used items in the classi-
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NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15., i0x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Com-
mereio St. 350 ft. from
Clewiston Police Dept.
863-983-6663, 983-2808
after hrs 983-8979


Merchandise

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc 560
Clothing 565
Coins.-Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.'Video 580
Crafts/.Supplies 085
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 535
Lami r. Lifn.- "-
Lugq-.je 645
Medi.al Items 5.?
Misr-EIarvou'. 3il
Mus,.1'; l,,sira,-, nis0 C'
O ffit.. ,', ll!.
Equi t -, 665
Pets.'_ ipp.;, :,
Seri,. .,71'
Phot 7,t'.. ih5y o7.
Plui"' inr, E. :',,; "-IL
Poor -.. ppli. o085
Restaurant
Equipment 69U
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines '00
Sporting Goods ,05
Stereo Equipment 710
Tele. ;,.- Radio 715
Tickui, ,206
Tools 725
Toys 8 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wantpd to Buy 740



EN-AL IR : -AT,
Uiyt ULit, 2'I Ton.
Works
well. $300 863-673-0920


.tNNE-TIQUES o.ow Open 9-
5We-j.Sat @ (O Frst St.
Mooreh avn
(863)946-91 D0


DESK,
$200.
5698


antique, retinished,
Call raul (863)634-


DROP-LEAF TABLE, an-
tique, 6 leafs, refinished
'm3hoO3nv'1 $400. Call
FP'ui t,.' '-5698

Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


LAWRENCE

AUTO" HOME MOBILE HOME BOATS
LIFE HEALTH

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'sk About Friends of Animals
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W Ventum Ave Oewiston, FL 33440
863-983-9145


FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$250
(863)467-1547
STOVE W/MICROWAVE-
fuli size, almond in color,
$100. (863)228-0919.

WASHER & DRYER
GE, Stackable, Runs
Good. $150. Neg.
(863)675-5066.


SCHWINN 1955:
Collector s Item. All original
Only $1100
,863-467-5756



#1 CASH COWi 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 (800)836.-
3464 #B02428

E--TMAL OOr-rV
SAVE $$$ Buy Direct
From Manufacturer.
20 colcrs in stock
with all Accessories.
Quick turn around!
Delivery Available Toll.
Free (888)393-0335.

WINDOWS (5) Aluminum,
-For Mobile Home. 30"W x
54"H. $50 for all, will sep.
(863)763-1997


Dresses for Flower Girl,
white, sizes 6 & 7, $200 or
will sell separatelv.
(863)634.0339

Prom Dress, size 9/10
black & white. $75.
Call (863)634-0339





MARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
with leather collar, original,
size large, new, $100.
(863)467-0627.



COMPUTER- HP Pentium Ii,
i92Mv!B rarn, 17" monitor,
Deski all Disk $300
(772)461-8822.
COMPUTER STAND:

Stainiess Steel, $35
(863)357-34 13

DELL LAPTOP
Works great
needs battery, $325
(863)446-6203

LAPTOPS
Gateway & Compaq, $700.
Will separate.
(863)675-5066.


DiN. RiVi. HUTCH, Large,
hard rock maple, excellent
condition. 54Wx75Hx190
$450 neq. 863-763-6342.
METAL BUNKBED
twin/full w/twin mat.
only $50
(863)357.-1794

WATERBED- King size, mir-
ror in head board, 6 draw-
er pedestal, $200. neg.
(863)675-2943



BOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
ite $100. (863)946-3123.
Sing Cobra, Ti, oversize
driver, 9.5 deg, offset,
graphite, Ti, S' shaft $75
(863)946-3123.



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TOP COAT
iAens, 44 long, Beige.
Zip cut lining, $10
(863)467-8681.


UTT CGHAIR, Electric, reclin-
.r, 6 Ros. old, good con-
dition, $450. (863)610-
1153.

MATTRESS PADS- 2, Mag-
netized power, 1 king & 1
tw!n $1500 will separate
(863)357-5754


CELL PHONE, Virgin Mobile,
Prepaid w/charger, leather
case & manual. $35 239-
867-1266
HONEYBEE BOXES (7) w/
frames, tops/bottoms. All
exCept iranieS in exc. uiiJd.
$49. 863)675-3470 Mel
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GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
0627.



METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 Ig fiie drawers.
$100. (863)357-1078.




YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.



SEWING MACHINE
commerciall $400
for both or will sep.
(863)467-4253



AUDIOVAHN SPEAKERS
2 10%, & 660 watt
Pioneer Amp. $300
(863)634-8023.


SAWMILLS -$2,695.00 -
LumberMate-2000 &
LumberLite-24. Norwood
Industries also manufac-
tures utility ATV attach-
mrants, log skidders, port-
abic board edgers and fo-
restry equipment.
www.norwoodindustries.-
comr -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext300N.
TABLE SAW, Sears Con-
tractor, 10" in perfect
cond. $150 863-612-
9233

UNIVERSAL ENGINE
STAND
Like new $25.
(863)467-1547



VACUUM CLEANER Kirby
w/all attachments incl.
shampoo, $300
(863)467-1110



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POOL TABLE & Inexpensive,
Small Gentle HORSE or
PONY for Child. Good
home. 772-971-9474



Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm FeedProducts 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/,'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/'Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants./'






0 au),
Flowers 88



8o0-573 1491


STUD HORSES-i Paint & 1
Quarter horse. 41, yrs old.
$1600 will separate.
(863)634-5112.


Okeechooee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127

READING A NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU GET
INVOLVED IN THE
COiMUNIYn


Employment
Medical 2101


305-788.-1764



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HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
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Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
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Call for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868
How do you find a job in to-
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Employment
Medical 1101


2160 W. Hwy. 27 Clewiston
I1. Miles N.W. ofWAL-MART
983-4663
cHampionR
HOME BUILDERS

New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
Owner Financing
ON MOBILE HOMES
& LAND
Call 863-228-1405
Palmdale, Trophy Trailer,
'84, park model 35x12,
1BR/1BA, a/c & heat,
$7500. (863)382-3557


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Pet Services


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Rentals



Apartments q05
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


1. 2 & 3 BR HOUSES &
APARTMENTS FOR RENT.
No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.

CLEWISTON, NORTH SIDE
apartments for rent,
unfurnished, no pets. Call
.(863) 983..8973 Iv. msg.



Fisheating rcoek: under
new management, address
7555 US Hwy. 27 North
Palmdale. 863-675-5999
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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale I1()5
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 107'
Waterfront Property 1080

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SUPPLY BUSINESS
Complete Inventory,
Fixtures and Shelving
Throughout.
Located 1 ml. N. of
LaBelle, on State Rd.
29 in Maple Corner
Shopping Center.
Building Sz. is 40'x40'
Easy Assess,&
Paved Parking.
Monthly Rent Includes
Water &,wer. #
':,rijni ..I .h y I ',5
863-675-7555


NEW LOG HOME- 1.6 AC/
$59,900. Beautiful log
home package & gently
laying mountain property.
Off the Parkway near
Boone. (800)455-1981,
ext. 113 1






3.34 Acre Industrial Prop-
erty, located in Belle
Glade. Contact Steve Roy-
al 561-996-8080, ext. 22.


LaBelle-Port LaBelle #1
New 4/2, plus garage,
1542 sq ft, walk to school,
1/4 ac lot, priced to sell at
$132,750, Call Paul
(Owner), (863)673-5071.


Builders lots still
available in brand new
community next to
Caloosahatchie River.
New Homes currently
under construction.
Pre-construction
discounts.
(954) 605-6407


Vacant Land
in town
2 acres, $55,000
(863)983-4496.


BANK REPO'S
RV SITES
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
55 & olde RV condo park,
great Moore Haven loca-
tion. Own your own site
near some of the worlds
best fishing full pad, full
hook up. Beautifully main-
tained park with great
swimming pool & club
house facilities. All sites
are priced for quick sale!
Call Jay for info.


Court Ordered Auction, Sat-
urday, February 19, 10am
Estate Farms, 3,400+/-
acres Premium Commer-
cial/Residential R.E., Lee
& Dougherty Counties,
Georgia 10% BP Rowell
Auctions, Inc. (800)323-
8388 >
www.rowellauctions.com
GAL AU-C002594
LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154. ext. 608. Sunset
Bay, LLC

Mountain Golf Homesites!
Prestigious community
weaving throughout Dye
designed 18 hole champi-
onship course in breath-.
taking Blue Ridge Mtns of
South Carolina. Call for
pkg (866)334-3253,
x759



LAKEPORT, Waterfront,
2 Bdrm., 3 Ba.,
Completely redone in 2003
Including: Roof, A/C, Appl.,
Carpeting, Tile, Plumbing &
Electric. Huge Screen Room
& Double Garage/Boat
House. New Seawall. Im-
maculant Condition.
$129,000. 239-707-4111



Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes -Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



2 or 3 Bedroom Mobile
Homes For Rent
Stanton Mobile Homes
863-983-8106



90 Redman Dbi Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000
DW MOBILE HOME,'91, w/
land, 3BR/2BA, fenced,
$69,900. (863)983-4496

Financing Available:
Buy Here, Pay Here.
Stanton Mobile Homes
Marginal Credit O.K.
Call 1-800-330-8106
or 863-983-8106
Handyman Special, As is,
3/2 Mobile Home, '95,
Horseshoe Acres, low
down pymt, owner financ-
ing avail, $55,000. 863-
234-1814.




LiBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $240000.
863-675-4540/677-3091


CENTRAL HOMES
OF CLEWISTON

1) Easy Life
Special 3/2 DW,
Appliances,
Screen Room
a Shed
$69,900



2) Super Buy
Tropical #228
DW, 3/2, Lg.
Screen Room,
10x14 Shed
$38,900

3)New
Land & Home
Packages in
Sunshine Lake
Estates
NowAvailable


4)734 Midstate
Loop 3/2 DW,
Fenced Pnd,


Must See
$72,900


SW MH- On 2 lots, 2BR,
2BA, 10X20 Screen rm,
12X20 Storage rm, 2 car
ports, $44,000 (863)946-
3626.



Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicies/ATVs 3035


BASS, 18' 12-24 volt Troll
Motor, '97 Merc. 115hp,
Hi-5 SS Prop $2500 863-
763-5371.
BOSTON WHALER w/trailer.
$800. (863)902-0316


CANOE, Fiberglass. Good
sihape. 2 person. $250 firn
863-675-8214 after 6pii

INFLATABLE DINGY,
MERCURY, 8.9 Ft.
Brand new. Never used.
$890. 863-382-3557
KAYAK, Fiberglass. Good
shape. 1 person. $ 50 firm
863-675-6214 after 6p
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OUACHITA 14' Alum. 0/B
w/trl $500 or best offer
(863)983-8674.

Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfi.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTOON- '13, all electric,
great for canal, sm lake w/
troll motor & trir. $25Q00
Cell (717)377-1465.
WESTERLY CENTAUR SAIL
BOAT 72 26 25hp volvo
diesel, runs, dinghy,
$6000 (863)983-5599.


CAMPER w/FL Rm. on side.
Located in Vantage Oaks
Park. Good cond. As Is.
$7000 neg. 419-365-5436
CRUISEMASTER 1990
281/ Ft. Motor Home, Sips.
6, Ford engine. Generator.
$10,000 (863)467-0412
DUTCHMAN '95 26 ft. L
Full ba., 1 Bdrm., A/C, 9x24
Sunrm. Sleeps 5. $6500
863-357-2633 after 5 pm
Holiday Trailer Sales
Has Big Discounts On
15 New Brechenridge &
Woodland Park Models.
New 8' & 12' wide
models ready for
immediate delivery.
,ui.Ive i leiri used'
travel trailers & 5in
wheels from .t2 995
Holiday RV and
Trailer Sales
19710 S US 41
between Alico Rd &
Corkscrew Rd. off 175.,
Ft Myers 239-590-0066
& 1-888-623-2186
Winnebago, brand new 32
it. wide body motor home
w/slide out, under 3k mi.,
$65,000. 863-805-8777


HONDA 450 1982, Straight
Bike. Mint Condition. Runs
great! $1000 or best offer.
Call (863)675-3724.
HONDA CX500 CUSTOM-
Runs & looks good
$1500 neg.
(239)851-1894


CHEVY 810 BLAZER- '87,
runs good, missing back
window, new tires $1200.
(863)699-6803.
VW 75' dune buggy maxi
street legal w/tow bar &
curtains looks & runs great
$2400 (863)763-6971


Travel Trailer, Franklin,
'05, 38 ft., 2 slideouts,
2BR, c/a, w/d, tri-axle,
awning, many extras,
$24,300. Will deliver.
(484)951-5572


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Irucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


CADILLAC ELDORADO
87. excellent condition,
$1200
813-356-8379.
CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.
(772)461-9536
FORD TAURUS SE, '03-
white, gray inter, all pow-
er, AC, new tires, $8900
neg. (786)486-3474.
GED METRO, '94, 2 dr, cold
a/c. exc. cond. $1200.
(772)461 -9336

Lincoln Mark VIII, '93, exc.
cond., 64k mi., loaded,
$4500 or best offer.
(863)946-2020


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First 15 Qualified Applicants win a chance
for a New Color TV!
Pre-Construction Price $129,000!
Prces subject to change
CBS Construction 3 Bedrooms
Single Car Garage 2 Full Baths
Appliance Package 1673 Total Sq. Ft.
Lighting Package Flooring Package
78x1 10 Lot Size Located on Texas Ave.
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Pre-Construction Price $129,000!
P* prices subject to change
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RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
SBank Foreciosures -
Cai for Detais
* 3BR.1BA. FmRn. Zoned Corm.
$115,300
S38R, 2BA. MH. Mar ExIras
Reduce to $85.000
*3BR 2BA, $,'I 00C
*New L:slg. Lrg. 38R, 28A,.
2 Sto'y HoTe on 10 Wooded Acres
$214.900
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*2BR 1AAMHon 1.25Ac 545.00
*38 2BA. on1.09 Ac.
Reduced to $60.050
2R 29.28A, MH oa 125 Ac. S65.00
*33R, 28A or 1.25 Ac. $65,050
* 3R, 28A, MH on 2.5 Ac. wlpoie bar
$72.00


Canal Front
4 Bedroom. 3 Bath
w Pool. Bcricise Room.
OFFERED AT 369,900
MOORE HAVEN

Rivefront wlecces.38R, 2BA
$275005
LAKEPORT
,2BR. BA w'i Boat Hguse,
Lake Ac-ss $S,30,COe
,3BR. 2BADBWD on I .44(rolit
Reduced to S69,.
- fterf'ont, 28R,2BA $169,i00
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*FanpmtLand Available Cal'orDetails
*Home Lot ready to build -n :
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Soniure Lats call fo Deails
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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up, 3/4/
5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355

How fast can your car go? Grab a bargain from your
It can go even faster neighbor's garage, attic,
when you sell it in the basement or closet in to-
classifieds. day's classified.


Mercury Comet, '60, clear
title, all original. You Haul.
$1000 or best offer.
(239)601-3175.
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '93
70K mls., Good condition.
Sporty. Must see! $2900.
(863)675-6783
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2002
2 Dr. SE, Low miles.
Runs great. Must see!
$7,000. (863)467-9470
VOLVO 92'
Green, good
condition $1500.
(561)996-6632.


FORD DUMP -
TRUCK, '85
$4500
(863)983-4496



JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$600 863-673-0920.


Club Car, late model, recon-
ditioned, gas & electric,
$1495, (863)675-1472

Love the earth. Recycle your
used items by selling them
in the classified.


Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878

Melex Golf Cart
36 volt,
$900.
(863)234-1230.


HITCH
Fits Ford F-150
& up. $50.
(863)635-5186.

WHEELS & TIRES- 20",
Goodyear, less than 2000
miles, $1400. (863)697-
0424.


CHEVY SILVERADO Ext
Cab '95, topper/bedliner
trir/hitch salvage title, runs
great $2495 239-463-6909
DODGE EXT CAB '98- long
wheel base, 1/2 ton, 5.2
eng., exc cond, runs great
$7500 (863)697-0192.
FORD F150, '00- 6 cyl, cold
AC, am-frm stereo, runs
exc. ext cab avail, $5900.
(786)486-3474.
FORD F150 1997, Eddie
Bauer Edition w/King Cab,
Bedliner & Topper. $7,000
(863)946-1382
TOOL BOX
Aluminum, Single lid.
Fits full size truck.
$75. (863)635-5186.


TRUCK TOPPER, 8 ft. w/
roof rack and side win-
dows. Excellent condition.
$250 (863)357-1078


CAR DOLLY low master.
extra wide, good tire,
lights, pulls goods $875
(863)697-9704

STOCK TRL. Gooseneck
20', 6'-8' wide ,good,
tires, floor, center gate
$2500 (863)697-9704

UTILITY TRAILER
4x8, tilt, garage kept
$200 firm
(863)763-1524


CHEVY LUMINA MINI VAN,
'96- good cond, needs
transmission, $1600 firm
(863)228-0919.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
B&B Towing. Inc gives Nolice of
Foreclosure ol Lien and inleit to
sell vehicles pursuant to subsec-
40on 713.78 of the Florda Statutes
that on 02/28/2005, 8:00aim at
1000 Alachua Street, Irmmokalee.
FL 34142. B&B reserves tle nght
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Probate/Guardianship Division
File No.: 2004 099 CP
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CASSANDRA CERINO,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Cassandra Cerino, deceased, File
Number 2004-099 CP. is pending
in the Hendry County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33935.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, "-.:iu.i, -, urj., iured, con-
tingent .... .,..i... i-i claims,
must file theirclaims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATED OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is December 30,
2004.
Personal Representative:
Lavetta Monroe
P.O. Box 3411
Clewiston, FL 33440
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
The Palge Law Firm
349 N.W. 16th Street
Suite 108
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone (561) 996-9255
By: Daniel R. Paige, Sr.
FLA Bar #0539406
549803 CGS 2/3,10/05
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME
The undersigned does hereby certify
that Cariess Summeralls conduct-
ing a Citrus Tree Removal & Land
Clear business at Hendry County,
Florida, under the fictitious name of
CBS Loader Works and that said
firm is composed of the following
persons whose names and places
of residence are as follows:
Cariess Summeralls
3840 W. Dble. J. Acres Rd.
Alva, FL 33920
Ownership of CBS Loader Works is
as follows:
Cadriess Summeralls 100%
it is my intention to apply to the Flori-
da Department of State, Division of
Corporations to register the said
name of CBS Loader Works under
the provisions Af Chapter 90-267,
laws of Florida, Acts of 1991.
Careless Summeralls
DATE: 1/27/05
3840 West Dble. J Acres Rd.
Alva, FL 33920
863-675-0593
550878 CGS 2/3/05

NOTICE OF SALE
TO: HECTOR BAEZA
1850 OLD U.S 27
LOT 43
CLEWISTON, FL. 33440
You are hereby notified that the
property stored by you with Dyess
Rentals, Unit 51 & 53 located at
320 Commercio Street, Clewiston,
FL 33440. The items are believed
to be household and miscellaneous
items and will be sold to the high-
est bidder for cash at the above ad-
dress on Feb. 11, 2005 at 11:00
a.m. at Dyess Rentals along with
advertising cost in the amount of
$712-85 plus $39.68. We reserve
the right to refuse any and all
bids.
550971 CGS 02/03/2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION
BANK ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE OF CENTEX HOME
EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2000-8 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2000,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO. 04-CA-82
JOSEPH M. CARRAN; DICK WASIL; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; GLADES REALTY, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTS(S)JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT; JANE DOE, UN-
KNOWN TENANT,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Glades County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Glades County,
Florida, described as:
LOT 27, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF BUCKHEAD RIDGE PARK, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 27 ELM STREET, BUCKHEAD RIDGE, BUCKHEAD, FLORIDA
34974.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the south en-
trance of the courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Fl 33471, at
11:00 a.m. on the 17 day of February, 2005.
Dated this 26th day of January, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FI 33619-1328
"In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the individual or agency sending the notice not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the
notice.n If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-
8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service"
550742 CGS 2/3.10/05


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the
Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, on the 9th day of December
2004, In the cause wherein John J. Smith was plaintiff and John W.
Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple defendants, being Case number
97-627, in said Court, I, Ronald I. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County,
Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant
John W. Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple, in and to the following
described property, to-wit:
That part of Caloosa Harbor Subdivision Lot 25 lying North of the follow-
ing described line: Beginning at the Northeasterly Comer of Lot 25,
thence South 00 41' 37" East along the right of way of Captain Hendry
Drive 15 feet to the Point of Beginning of said Line, thence South 89 18'
23" West 82.68 feet to Southeasterly right of Way of Harbor Drive and
end of said line.
---AND---
Outparcel Tract A lying between Lots 2 and 3, Caloosa Harbor Subdivi-
sion as recorded in Plat Boo k6, Page 131, Public records of Hendry
County, Florida, together with the following described parcel:
A 30 foot wide strip of land across the dead Caloosahatchee River at
the location of an existing embankment crossing lying and being in
Section 7, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida
more particularly described as follows:
From the Point of Beginning being where the Easterly line of Tract "A"
of Caloosa Harbor Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 130
and 131, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida intersects the former
easterly waters edge of said Calosahatchee River, said point being
also the Southwest comer of Lot 2 of said Caloosa Harbor Subdivision,
run North 58 degrees, 17'30" West across said river a distance of 64.17
feet to the former Westerly waters edge of said river;, thence run South
10 degrees 27' 56" West along said waters edge a distance of 10.89
feet; thence run South 15 degrees 03' 00" West along said waters edge
a distance of 20.54 feet; thence run South 59 degrees 17' 30" East
across said river a distance of 55.48 feet to former Easterly waters
edge of said river; thence run North 29 degrees 31' 17" East along said
waters' edge a distance of 30.01 feet to the Point of Beginning.
And on the 8th day of March, 2005, in the Courtyard of the Hendry
County Courthouse, LaBelle, Flordia, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon
thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all the said defendant's, John
W. Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple, right, title and interest in the
aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to
taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest
bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execu-
tion.


549465 CGS 2/03,10,17 24/05


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Ronald E. Lee, SR., Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By Andy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 04-958 CA
ERLENE J. BLAKE
Plaintiff,
TINA G. LANCASTER
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TINA G. LANDCASTER if alive, or if dead, their unknown spouses,
widows, widowers, heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees, and all parties
having or claiming by, through, under, or against her, and any and all per-
sons claiming any right, title, interest, claim, lien, estate or demand
against the Defendant in regards to the following described property in
Hendry County, Florida:

LOT 4, BLOCK 2132, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision, according
to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Notice is hereby given to each of you that an action to quiet title to the
above described property has been iled against you and you are required
to serve your written defense on Plaintiffs attorney MARCY L. SHAW,
4427 SE 16TH PLACE #2, CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA 33904, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, P.O. Box
1760, LaBelle, Forida 33935 on or before February 22, 2005 or other-
wise a default judgment will be entered against you for the relief sought in
this Complaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published once each week for four consecutive
weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in Hendry County,
Florida.
Dated this 13th day of January, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of Court
By S. Miller, Deputy Clerk
Marcy L. Shaw, Attorney for the Plaintiff
Florida Bar No. 0150738
Wright & Shaw, P.A.
4427 S.E. 16th Place, Suite 2
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Phone (239) 542-9955 Fax (239) 542-9987
548226 CGS 01/20,27;2/03,10/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SHARON E. LAWRENCE LIGON File Number 2004-133-CP
Deceased Division ____
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Administration of the ESTATE OF SHARON E. LAWRENCE LIGON, de-
ceased, File Number 2004-133-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the LA-
BELLE-COURTHOURSE COMPLEX, 25 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, Post Of-
fice Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975-1760.
The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decadent and persons having claims of demands
against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this Court within
three months after the date of the first publication of this notice of thirty
days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on them. ALL CLAIMS
NOT SO FILED FILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Publication of this Notice has begun on 1/20/2005.
WILLIAM P. MEEHAN, ATTORNEY MIKIA NICOLE McCRAE
1950 Courtney Drive, Suite 205 P.O. Box 443
Fort Myers, FL 33901 -9017 Clewiston, FL 33440-0443
(239)939-4254 PERSONAL
Florida Bar No. 253820 REPRESENTATIVE
548285 CGS 01/27;2/03



PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2005, in the City Hall Commission
Chambers, 115 West Ventur Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is t
review and consider an after-the-fact variance request from Brian Sulli-
van. The applicant is requesting a variance of the 10" sideyard setback
requirement of section 110268 of the Clewiston City Code of Ordinanc-
es.
LOCATION: 417 West Sugaruand Circle, A.K.A. Lot 13, Blocki C.
Sugariand Estates Subdivision Add. 1.
Parcel #3-02-43-34-501-0000o-013.0
The City commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to considerthe rec-
ommendation s of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on
this request at 6:00 p.m. on February 21, 2005.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z
Board meeting and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries re-
garding the hearing or any person requiring a special accommodation be-
cause of a disability or physical impairment, including speech or hearing
impairments, should contact the Building Official's office at least three
days prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Mike Rearic
Building Official
550217 CGS 2/3/05


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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Pahokee Water Control District, the annual meeting of the landowners of
Pahokee Water Control District for the year 2005, will be held at the office
of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach
County, Florida, on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at 9:00 o'clock in the
forenoon for the purpose of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
By: /s/ Kenneth McDuffie
President
548302 CGS 1/27:2/3/05


NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will con-
duct a PUBLIC HEARING on February 21, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. in the City
Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Flon-
da. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to enact fi-
nal passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWIS-
TON, FLORIDA, CREATING A COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
ICRA); PROVIDING FOR MEMBERSHIP AND CONFERRING THE POW-
ERS OF THE CRA UPON THE CITY COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR CRA
DUTIES; PROVIDING FOR LIMITATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILI-
TY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Manager's Of-
ice, City Hall, 11 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection
of any interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting
and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person de-
cides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered
at this meeting for public hearing, such person may need to insure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Mali Chamness, Mayor
549897 CGS 2/3/05


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby, given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Bolles Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida
Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the
Landowners of Bolles Drainage District for the year 2004, will be held at
United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27,
Clewiston, Florida, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 11:45 AM, for the
purpose of:
1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before
the meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
BY: ANDERSON RACKLEY, PRESIDENT
549548 CGS 1/27;2/3/05


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Ritta Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Stat-
utes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Land-
owners ofl Ritta Drainage District for the year 2004, will be held at United
States Sugar Corporation, Molasses lOffice, North US 27, Clewis-
ton, Florida, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 11:45 AM, for the purpose
of:
1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before
the meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY: ANDERSON RACKLEY, PRESIDENT
549554 CGS 1/27;2/3/05


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Disston Island Conservancy District, and in accordance with Chapter
298, Florida Statutes 1941. and law amendatory thereto, ,he Annual
Meeting of the Landowners of Disston Island Conservancy District for the
year 2004, will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses
Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston, Florida, on Tuesday, February 8,2
2005 at 10:00 AM, for the purpose of:
1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before
the meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
BY: Trey Dyess, PRESIDENT
549557 CGS 1/27;2/3/05


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned is the duly appointed and
qualified trustee of the John E. Kohan Revocable Trust. John E. Kohan,
the settlor of that trust died on April 28, 2004. A creditor having a claim
against the trust estate must file his claim with the undersigned at the ad-
dress given below within 90 days after the first publication of this notice.
NRS 164.025
DATED: January 7, 2005omas S. Mayer
Senior Trust Officer
Morgan Stanley
335 North Maple Drive, 2nd Roor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
547768 CGS 1/20,27;2/3/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF CLEWISTON
If you have the time and desire to actively participate toward making a
positive difference in the City of Clewiston, please accept this invitation to
complete an application for appointment to one of the City's four citizen
advisory committees. These committees serve as a vital link between the
community and elected officials. These four committees are: 1) Boating
Advisory Committee, 2) Citizens Advisory Task Force, 3) Library Advi-
sory Board, and 4) the Planning and Zoning Board. City residents who
are interested in serving on one of these committees may obtain the citi-
zen board policy guide and application form at the City Hal, 115 West
Ventura Avenue. For further information, please contact the City Hall staff
at (863) 983-1484.
550030 CGS 2/3,10/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fer-
guson Towing will sell at public
Auction, free from all prior liens,
the following vehicles that remain
unclaimed in storage with charges
unpaid pursuantto Florida statutes
713.78, to the highest bidder at
12065 Lake Shore, Canal Point, FL
33438 on February 14, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1986 Toyota Blue 2-Door
Vin #JT2ST64CXG7076584
550324 CGS 2/3,10/05
IN.THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Probate/Guardianship Division
File No.: 2004 099 CP
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CASSANDRA CERINO,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Cassandra Cerino, deceased, File
Number 2004-099 CP, is pending
in the Hendry County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
is P.O.. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33935.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATED OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is December 30,
2004.
Personal Representative:
Lavetta Monroe
P.O. Box 3411
Clewiston, FL 33440
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
The Palge Law Firm
349 N.W. 16th Street
Suite 108
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone (561) 996-9255
By: Daniel R. Paige, Sr.
FLA Bar #0539406
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NOTICE
THE ANNUAL REPORT OF KELLY
FOUNDATION, INC. for the calen-
dar year ended December 31,
2004, is available at its office locat-
ed at 801 E. Sugarland Highway,
Clewiston, Florida 33440, for in-
spection during regular business
hours by any citizen who requests
it within 60 days hereof.
(Phone No. 863-983-8177)
Principal Manager of the Foundation
is Mr. Loyd G. Kelly.
549965 CGS 2/3/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION.
File No.: CP 04-49
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LARRY D. PERKINS A/K/A
LARRY DWAYNE PERKINS
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of
Larry D. Perkins a/k/a/ Larry
Dwayne Perkins, deceased, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Glades County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which Is Post
Office Box 10, Moore Haven, FL
33471. The estate is testate and
the date of the decedent's Will and
any Codicils are Last Will and Tes-
tament dated September 4, 19992.
The names and addresses for the
personal representative and the
personal representatives' and the
personal representatives' attorney
are set forth below.'
Any interested person on whom a
copy of the notice of administration
is served must object to the validity
of the will (or any codicil), qualifi-
cations of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of the
court, by filing a petition or other
pleading requesting relief in accor-
dance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THE NOTICE ON THE OBJECT-
ING PERSON, OR THOSE OBJEC-
TIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt prop-
erty is required to file a petition for
determination of exempt property
WITHIN THE TIME PREOVI B
LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT
PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED.
Any person entitled to elective
share is required to file an election
to take elective share is required to
file an election to take elective
share WITHIN THE TIME PROVID-
ED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO
CLAIM AN ELECTIVE SHARE IS
DEEMED WAIVED.
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Police
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nesses say a small car, possibly a
Honda or Toyota car with dark
tinted windows, hit the man. The
driver of the vehicle that struck
the victim fled from the scene.
The force of the impact threw
the bicycle across the opposite
lane, where another vehicle ran
over the bicycle dragging it
approximately 60 feet across the
roadway before pulling over. Wit-
nesses say the driver set the bicy-
cle to the side of the road and
drove away.
"He may not know there was
someone hurt," officer James
Dingle, the department's traffic


Boy
Continued From Page 1
say, 'Shut up,'" he remembered
with a smile.
Once he got to know Isaac,
the thought of finding a suitable
replacement for the boy's use
appealed to Cliff, who quickly
started scanning newspapers in
search of drums.
He told the family what he
wanted to do for Isaac and they
were delighted.
Isaac's sister, Andrina Peete,
said that few things pleased the
little boy more than drumming.
"He's kind," Andrina said of
her brother. "He had some
drums and he beat them to
death," she laughed. "He likes to
go to football games 'cause of
the drums and when the game is
over he cries. It's every night,"
she said of the drumming. While
keeping a child from watching
television or enjoying a piece of
candy is punishment for most
children, keeping Isaac from
drumming is punishment
enough, she said.
Before long, Cliff found an ad
for a drum set for $100 in the Stu-
art News and called the person
who was selling. The heart of the
former Hell's Angels member -
a tough-looking man by the
name of Trip who was selling
the drums, softened when he
heard of the boy and offered to
donate a drum set that the child'
could use.
"He used to play the drums
and had more than he needed.
He said, 'I'll tell you what I'll do,
for that little boy, I'll give you
some drums,'" Cliff said. "Trip
was just tickled to death. He
said, "Any time I can help a
young feller..."
Cliff drove to Stuart on his day
off and hauled the drum set,
three drums that he joined
together, back to Canal Point.
He presented the drums to
Isaac last week, to an excited
and -anxious little boy with
drumsticks in hand who fol-


Voting
Continued From Page 1
requirements by asking to be
exempt through an ordinance.
"Being mindful of the city's
financial situation and as absen-
tee voting is available to our vot-
ers as an alternative means to
early voting, I strongly recom-
mend the city opt out of the early
voting requirements," Ms. Buff
wrote. "Additionally, the expens-
es associated with the early vot-
ing process may not be practical
for the number of participants."
The Pahokee commissioners
approved the first reading of the
ordinance, with Commissioner
Keith Babb proposing that the
city receive official documenta-
tion from the Palm Beach County
Supervisor of Elections Office
outlining some of the costs that
the city has to work with.
"Certainly, if you're not going


lowed the drums closely as Cliff
unloaded them off his truck.
When Isaac sat down on a
bucket to start playing, Cliff
watched, smiling quietly.
Isaac beat hard on the drums,
which crashed and rang with a
reinforced boom.
He had no use for the grill
anymore.
Cliff was partly motivated to
help from memories he had of
another boy who also showed
talents at a young age.
The boy lived on the, same
street as Isaac, and, in fact, in the
same apartment as Isaac, only
years earlier. "He was always
working on something, a trinket,
and you could tell he was
mechanically-inclined," remem-
bered Cliff.
Growing up, the boy would
sometimes visit Cliff at his shop
and Cliff never turned him away,
but encouraged his work in
mechanics.,
Years later, Cliff still wonders
at the talent wasted on the child,
who cut his life tragically short
when he committed suicide at
the age of 18; two years after he
started experimenting with
drugs. "He was a born mechan-
ic," Cliff said.
Like many others, they are
forgotten and are left on their
own and resort to extremes in
finding solace for themselves.
Perhaps this story will turn
out better, Cliff hoped.
"I've always been one for
underdogs," Cliff said. "Maybe
someone reading this has the
time to give lessons to Isaac.
Isaac has a good beat." Maybe a
retired musician or someone
with a musical background can
come forward to help, he said. It
should do the trick, Cliff said.
One of his older brothers said
that if Isaac had a place to drum
without being bothered "he'd be
there forever, tearing it up."
Last week, that seemed evi-
dent.
With a smile no simple effort
could produce and at the sight of
the drums, the child beat louder
than he had before.


to do early voting, you need to
have justification for the public,"
Mr. Babb said.
Commissioners will act on the
second and final reading of the
ordinance at a future city meeting.
A number of municipalities
throughout the county have done
the same, according to Pahokee
City Manager Lillie Latimore. All
three Glades cities have been pre-'
sented the ordinance.


Pad
Continued From Page 1
his desire to provide an outlet for
the children in the community dur-
ing the hot, summer months.
For use by younger children, the
splash pad features fixed hoses that
spray water over the children and
the pad, with the water reaching
only a few inches in depth. The
splash pads require no lifeguards
and according to planners, very lit-
tle maintenance other than general
cleanup.
The splash pad will be built to
accommodate 100 children.
If the plans are accepted, con-
struction will begin soon thereafter,
with a completion date of March
31.
Mr. Crawford is excited at the
prospect of the splash pad being'
on-line before the summer, though
the actual date for the grand open-
ing is not certain. Mr. Crawford is
shooting for a mid-June date.


Grants
Continued From Page 1
Everglades Adventures repre-
sentatives hope to bundle the
money with a number of sources
to complete the $5.5 million con-
struction plan.'
Secured funds include a
$225,000 county community devel-
opment block grant, $48,000 in
county ad valorem dollars, a
$125,000 state rural infrastructure
grant, $2.5 million in insurance,
$358,000 in in-cash and a $700,000
loan from Everglades Ventures Cor-
poration partners in the busi-
ness.


Spots
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Free training for
commercial landscapers
Free training to earn your
commercial landscape mainte-
nance. certificate will take place
Saturday, Feb. 5, from 8 a.m.-5
p.m. at the Vickers House south,
Southridge Education and Train-
ing Center, 3801 Georgia Ave.,
West Palm Beach. The Vickers
House will offer the training in
Spanish, but the test will be in
English. To comply with Florida
Law requirements, anybody
employed by landscaping com-
panies applying herbicides, must
pass an exam on safe use of pes-
ticides. License and certificate
will be granted upon passing
exam in English. Call for registra-


homicide investigator said. Offi-
cer Dingle is asking that that per-
son step forward with any infor-
mation he or she may have.
At this point, police have not
found the vehicle thought to have
hit the man, but continue to
search cars fitting the description,
with possible front-end damage.
Contacting the person who
dragged the bicycle, investigators
believe, may well turn up more
leads to help them in their search.
Ismael Hernandez died after
the crash. He left behind a brother
in Belle Glade and his family in
Mexico.
If you have information
regarding this case, you are asked
to contact the Belle Glade Police
Department at 996-7251.


The project, estimated to cost
$250,000, will be at the expense of
the county's parks and recreation
department, as originally planned,
according to Mr. Crawford.
It also represents a project of the
first phase of the city's recreation

master plan. The five-year plan
aims to also find a way to figure in
an Olympic pool in the future a
necessary component for teaching
swimming and water safety to area
children.
With an abundance of canals
and a close proximity to Lake
Okeechobee, local children are
exposed to the inherent dangers of
the water. Local programs through
the Red Cross are offered yearly to
the community, often met with
great success.
Opening a pool in Pahokee
could only help to accelerate edu-
cating the community on proper
swimming procedures and tech-
niques and help to avoid drowning
deaths and accidents in the future,
Mr. Crawford said.


Requested funds include
$500,000 from the State Office of
Boating and $500,000 from Florida
Inland Navigation District as well
as the USDA grant. The project total
is estimated at $5,556,000.
. The item had been scheduled
for an earlier meeting date, but was
reviewed by the city attorney -
who had not had a chance to look
through the documents prior to
being presented to commissioners.
Commissioners approved the
resolution unanimously and direct-
ed staff to prepare the documents
for submittal. A resolution for the
actual execution of the documents
that followed also passed unani-
mously.


tion on Friday, Feb. 4: Cesar
Asuaje, 223-1727. For more
information call Lela Jordan at
835-7180, community resources
coordinator.

'Commission
workshop meeting
"The Belle Glade City Commis-
sion will hold a workshop meet-
ing, Monday, Feb. 7, beginning at
6 p.m., or as soon thereafter as
possible, at the Belle Glade City
Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. Blvd., to address the following
item of business: Review Feb. 7,
regular city commission agenda.


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